A very rare Beilby enamelled colour twist cordial glass, circa 1765
Lot 64
A very rare Beilby enamelled colour twist cordial glass, circa 1765
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,897) inc. premium
Lot Details
A very rare Beilby enamelled colour twist cordial glass, circa 1765
The small rounded funnel bowl enamelled in white with a border of fruiting vines, the colour twist stem with a pair of opaque white threads encircling a rich cobalt blue undulating core, 17.3cm high (bruise to the foot)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    The Earls of Belmore, Castle Coole, sold at Christie's 7 October 1980, lot 206
    With Aspreys, 4 April 1981

    Literature: Illustrated by L M Bickerton, 18th entury English Drinking Glasses, p.343, fig.1120

    This is one of a set of three identical glasses that survived at Castle Coole. One of these is in the Durrington Collection, see the catalogue edited by Roger Dodsworth, p.39. A further, slightly smaller example is in the Turnbull Bequest at Mompesson House, Salisbury. A similar Beilby enamelled cordial glass with a ribbed bowl is in the Corning Museum
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