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Collectors' Drinking Glasses

From 1700 to 1800 saw an interesting progression of stem styles in glasses for drinking wine, cordials and spirit, more or less in the following order:
Balusters and balustroids
Pedestal stems
Plain stems
Air twists
Opaque twists
Incised twists
Facet stems 

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Balusters and balustroids 

 
Classic Georgian light baluster wine glass with annular shoulder knop, round funnel bowl & high conical folded foot.  
c. 1750.  6"/15cm. h.
GE719
SOLD

 

 

Pedestal stems 

 


Georgian six-sided Silesian-stem wine: pointed round funnel bowl with solid base, on flattened ball knop & conical folded foot.  Good soda metal.  
c. 1730.  6 1/8"/15.5cm. h.

GE720
SOLD

 

Plain stems

 

 


Pair of elegant Georgian bucket-bowl wine glasses on plain stems & big feet.
 c. 1780.  5 1/4"/13.5cm. h.

GE922
Price 120

 

 
Elegant Georgian cordial glass: funnel-bowl beautifully engraved with a single rose on long plain stem & large folded foot.
c. 1750.  6 1/8"/15.5cm. h.

GE932
SOLD

 

 

 


Classic early Georgian wine: bell-bowl with well-placed teardrop, plain stem & finely made conical foot.  
c. 1750.  6 1/4"/16 cm. h.  Good working marks & seed in bowl.

GE908
SOLD

 

 Classic Georgian plain stem cordial glass: small ogee bowl, long stem, large folded foot. c. 1740. Good dark, heavy metal.
6 1/4"/16cm.

GC505
Price 340

 

 

 


Very fine Georgian plain stem wine: round-funnel bowl engraved with generous swags, on high conical folded foot.  
c. 1745.  6 1/8"/15.5cm. h.

GE712
Price 230

 

 
Georgian plain stem cordial glass on domed & folded foot.  
c. 1730.  5"/13cm. h.

GD714
Price 270

 


Air twists

 N.B. MSAT = Multiple-spiral air twist
DSAT = Double-series air twist
SSAT = Single-series air twist 

 


Georgian DSAT wine (pair of corkscrews outside cable), ogee-bowl with moulded spiral fluting, on large conical foot.  
c. 1750.  5 1/2"/14cm. h.

GE852
SOLD

 

 
Very fine Georgian MSAT wine glass with shoulder & central knops on high conical foot, the round funnel bowl prettily engraved with flowers & bunches of thirteen grapes.
c. 1750.  6"/15cm. h.
GE853
SOLD

 

 

Opaque twists

 N.B. DSOT = Double-series opaque twist
MSOT = Multiple-spiral opaque twist
SSOT = Single-series opaque twist

 

 


Georgian DSOT (pair of 5-ply tapes o/s pair of spiral tapes): ogee-bowl wine on conical foot.  c. 1760.  
5 1/2"/14cm. h., foot 2 9/16"/6.5cm. d., bowl 2 1/16"/5.2cm. d.

GE731
Price 310

 

 
Georgian DSOT (single thread o/s corkscrew) wine glass: round funnel bowl with spiralled basal flutes, good conical foot.  c. 1760.  
5 3/8"/14cm. h., bowl 2 1/8"/5.5cm. d., foot 2 11/16"/6.9cm. d.

GE732
Price 310

 

 

 


Georgian SSOT wine (two spiral gauzes): round funnel bowl, high conical foot.  
c. 1760.  6 1/8"/15.5cm. h.

GE726
SOLD

 

Incised twists 

 

 


A rare Georgian gin glass with deeply incised twist stem continuing into drawn bowl to form ribs.  
c. 1760.  3 3/8"/9cm. h.

GE917
SOLD

 

Facet stems 

 

 
Georgian hexagonally facetted stem wine glass on large foot, funnel bowl.
c. 1780.  5 1/4"/13.5cm. h.

GE724
SOLD

 

 

Collectors' drinking glasses

Decanters, carafes, jugs

Tazzas, sweetmeats, jellies

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