A set of six gilded facet-stem wine glasses, circa 1775-80
Lot 56
A set of six gilded facet-stem wine glasses, circa 1775-80
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,658) inc. premium
Lot Details
A set of six gilded facet-stem wine glasses, circa 1775-80
Attributed to the Giles workshop, with ogee bowls gilded with undulating branches of fruiting vines, on diamond-faceted stems and plain feet, 12.5cm-12.8cm high (6)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    With Maureen Thompson, 21 July 1978

    Exhibited: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1983-94
    The Glass Circle Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, 1997, no.128

    These glasses were clearly popular as a number have remained together as sets. Four were sold in these rooms 19 May 2010 and a further five on 15 December 2010. A set of six was sold at Christie's 7 June 1988, lot 241. These are examples of so-called 'hidden Jacobites' as when viewed from above the faceted stems make the shape of a rose in the base of the bowls
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