A rare mixed yellow colour-twist wine glass, circa 1770
The pan-topped round funnel bowl set on a stem with multi-spiral airtwist corkscrew entwined by single canary yellow and opaque-white threads, conical foot, 14.6cm high
Provenance: Anon., sale, Christie's, 23 November 1993, lot 70 Literature: Lloyd (2000), p.57, pl.74(a) and p.53
See the very similar pan-topped example sold at Sotheby's, 30 November 1999, lot 184. Two glasses with the same stem form were sold at Sotheby's, 13 October 1969, lot 232 and 28 May 1997, lot 45. Whilst mixed-twist colour-twist wine glasses are generally rare, the canary-yellow thread is the rarest of all the colour-twist types thus making this glass particularly interesting.