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Ale & Champagne Glasses

 

As ale was very strong in the 18th century, it was drunk in smallish glasses, usually of funnel shape, called "dwarf" ales. The bowl was often engraved with hops and barley or made in wrythen glass. Finer examples on airtwist and opaque twist stems are very collectable, & would be found under Collectors' Drinking Glasses. Again, we stock a variety of ale glasses, ranging in price from 35 to c.350, depending on their kind and their rarity.


18th century champagnes were probably synonymous with ales, although unengraved examples would be used. By the early 19th century "flutes" became taller and narrower, often with fine cutting.

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Georgian wrythen ale flute on round knop & rudimentary stem.
c. 1810.  5 1/4"/13.5cm. h.

GF76
Price 65

 

 

 


Georgian wrythen ale flute on round knop & rudimentary stem.
c. 1810.  5"/12.5cm. h.

GF77
Price 65

 

 
Georgian wrythen ale flute on knopped rudimentary stem.  
c. 1800.  5 1/4"/13.5cm. h.

GF78
Price 65

 

 

 


Classic Georgian wrythen ale flute on big foot with rough pontil mark.  
4 3/4"/12cm. h.

GF27
Price 60

 

 
Georgian wrythen ale glass, particularly well-formed, on single knop & large foot.  Seed below rim.
  c. 1760.  c. 5 1/4"/13.5cm. h.
GF22
Price 65

 

 

 


Georgian dwarf ale glass, very faintly wrythen, on basal knop & short stem.
c. 1780.  5"/13cm. h.

GF19
Price 55

 

 
Georgian wrythen ale glass on annular-knop stem & thick foot.  
c. 1790.  4 7/8"/12.5cm. h.

GE979
Price 65

 

 

 
Georgian dwarf ale glass engraved with hops & barley on single-knop stem.  
c. 1800.  5 1/8"/13cm. h.

GE978
Price 70

 

 

 


Pair of 19th century panel-cut champagne flutes.
 c. 1840.  c. 6 1/2"/16.5cm. h.

GE974
SOLD

 

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