This is a very good, tall, English, mid-Georgian, hand blown, wine drinking glass, dating to the George II period of the mid-18th century, circa 1740.
These 18th Century hand blown drinking glasses are uniquely individual and very collectable.
This wine glass is hand blown from English lead glass. It is heavy and has a soft grey color, with some age related wear to the surface and foot rim as expected with well over 250 years of use. The glass has the usual striations, inclusions and tiny bubbles you would expect to see in 18th century glass, which gives these glasses their unique charm, with no two glasses being the same.
The glass has a beautifully drawn round funnel (RF) bowl which continues into a thick solid stem enclosing a very decorative long tear and leading to a good domed foot having a rough snapped-off pontil mark to the underside. The "domed" foot tends to be a much rarer foot form.
There are no chips, cracks or any evidence of restoration though the glass does have some scratches from use to the underside of the foot. Please see images.
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SKU: G 220
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