A colour-twist wine glass, circa 1765
Lot 58
A canary yellow colour twist wine glass, circa 1765
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 25,188) inc. premium
Lot Details
A canary yellow colour twist wine glass, circa 1765
The ogee bowl moulded all over with a well-controlled diaper or hammered texture, the colour twist stem with a central deep yellow core encircled by a pair of opaque white spiral gauzes, 15.1cm high


  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    Sotheby's, 3 December 1979, lot 91, bought by Maureen Thompson

    Exhibited: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1983-94
    Glass Circle Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, 1997, no.103

    Literature: illustrated by Derek Davis and Keith Middlemas, Coloured Glass (1968), p.37

    Canary yellow stems are the rarest and most desirable of the colour twists. The combination here of a yellow stem and a moulded bowl is exceptional
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