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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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Rare Georgian engraved ale flute on plain stem: long trumpet bowl with fine depiction of hunting scene complete with dead fox, hounds, huntsman with horn & galloping riders in countryside.  
c. 1780.  6 3/8"/16cm. h.
GF09
SOLD

 

 

 

 
Interesting Georgian waisted bell-bowl wine, with well-placed teardrop in solid base running down plain stem, on large conical folded foot.  
c. 1740.  5 3/4"/14.5cm. h.

GF12 SP
Price 220

 

 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 SP
Price 340

 

 

Please note abbreviations:
MSAT = Multiple-spiral air twist
DSAT = Double-series air twist
SSAT = Single-series air twist
 DSOT = Double-series opaque twist
MSOT = Multiple-spiral opaque twist
SSOT = Single-series opaque twist 

 

 


Georgian composite stem wine: drawn trumpet-bowl on short plain stem, over shoulder-knopped MSAT & conical foot.  
c. 1750.  6 3/4"/17cm. h.

GF11 SP
Price 450

 

 
Georgian MSAT wine with swelling shoulder knop, on large conical folded foot.  
c. 1735.  6 1/4"/16cm. h.

GF14
SOLD

 

 

 


Georgian finely made round funnel bowl wine on double-knopped MSAT stem & large, high conical foot.
 c. 1750.  5 7/8"/15cm. h.  From the Henry Fox collection.

GF13
SOLD

 

 
Classic Georgian trumpet-bowl wine with drawn MSAT stem on fine high conical foot.
c. 1750.  5 7/8"/15cm. h.

GF16 SP
Price 270

 

 

 
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 SP
Price 310

 

 

 


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

GE726
SOLD

 

 
Elegant Georgian trumpet-bowl wine on DSOT stem (pair of corkscrews outside single corkscrew) & large conical foot.  
c. 1765.  7"/18cm. h.

GF10 SP
Price 430

 

 

 


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

 

 
Elegant Georgian facet-stem ale flute engraved with tulip pattern, on large foot with rough pontil.  
c. 1790.  c. 5 3/4"/15cm. h.

GE991 SP
Price 150

 

 

 


Handsome Georgian hexagonal facet-stem wine with egg & dart rim-band on large conical foot with rough pontil.
 c. 1785.  5 1/2"/14cm. h.

GE992 SP
Price 140

 

 
Georgian diamond facet-cut stem wine with cut funnel-bowl, on large conical foot.  
c. 1790.  5 1/2"/14cm. h.

GF07 SP
Price 180

 

 

 

Classic Georgian ale flute with facet-cut bowl & diamond-facetted stem on large conical foot.  
c. 1780.  6 5/8"/17cm. h.

GE329 SP
Price 160

 

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