A rare Beilby polychrome enamelled facet-stem wine glass circa 1770

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Lot 104
A rare Beilby polychrome enamelled facet-stem wine glass
circa 1770

Sold for £ 15,000 (US$ 18,808) inc. premium
A rare Beilby polychrome enamelled facet-stem wine glass
circa 1770
The drawn flared funnel bowl painted with trees and shrubbery in grassland, in tones of green, brown and yellow, the stem cut with diamond facets over a conical foot cut with six panels, 13.2cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Alan Tillman Antiques, Summer 1971, no.32
    Illustrated by Terence Woodfield, 'Wine tastes best from an Old English Glass', Art and Antiques Weekly, 25 December 1971, back cover; idem, 'Beilby Glass', Art and Antiques Weekly, 13 May 1972, front cover; idem, 'English Enamelled and Gilded Glasses of the 18th Century', Antique Collector, June 1977, p.112 and p.113; idem, 'Beilby Enamelled Glass', The Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide, September 1983, p.41.

    An almost identical example was sold at Sotheby's, 30 November 1999, lot 168. A further example from the set is decorated with a funereal monument in a pastoral setting, illustrated by Rush (1973), pl.32 and Rush (1987), pl.31.
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