An important baluster coin wine glass circa 1740

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Lot 42*
An important baluster coin wine glass circa 1740

Sold for £ 5,040 (US$ 6,875) inc. premium
An important baluster coin wine glass
circa 1740
The bell bowl set on a small cushion knop over a large hollow knop containing a George II Maundy coin dated 1739, the exterior applied with four raspberry prunts, on two mereses over an inverted baluster lower section containing a large pointed tear, on a conical foot, 17.9cm high

Footnotes

  • For an early glass containing a 1686 Maundy coin sold in these rooms, see The John Carson Collection, 6th June 2001, lot 23. A later Maundy coin of about 1767 is recorded in the base of a tankard, see Bickerton, Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses, (1st edition) no. 15.
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