An engraved King of Prussia airtwist wine glass, circa 1756
Lot 47*
An engraved King of Prussia airtwist wine glass, circa 1756-60
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An engraved King of Prussia airtwist wine glass, circa 1756-60
The round funnel bowl decorated with the half-length portrait of Frederick II inscribed below 'KING of PRUSSIA', his left arm pointing to a flower spray on the reverse, set on a multiple-spiral air twist stem with a central swelling, conical foot, 16.5cm high

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  • Provenance: The A.C.Hubbard Jr. Collection. The Collection of Dr. J.M. Clubb, sold at Sotheby's, 15 December 1998, lot 156. Illustrated by Ward Lloyd, A Wine lover's Glasses (2000), p.124, pl.196(b). An almost identical example is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, illustrated in the Catalogue (1978), p.104, no.266c. The portrait may be based on Robert Hancock's engraving used on Worcester porcelain, after a painting by Antoine Pesne
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