A rare engraved mixed colour-twist wine glass, circa 1765

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Lot 60*
A rare engraved mixed colour-twist wine glass, circa 1765

Sold for £ 7,500 (US$ 10,338) inc. premium
A rare engraved mixed colour-twist wine glass, circa 1765
The bell bowl finely engraved with a full-blown rose in profile on a stem with three leaves, the mixed colour twist stem with an intense translucent blue spiral thread encircling a multiple spiral air twist cable, on a heavy conical foot, 17.5cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    With Asprey's, February 1984
    Julius and Ann Kaplan Collection

    Literature
    Martine Newby, Eighteenth Century English Glass From the Collection of Julius and Ann Kaplan (1998), fig.38

    This glass belongs to a series of very similar blue mixed colour twist glasses, all with bell bowls and distinctive engravings, either of large single animals or botanical flowers. A glass with a spray of lilies was sold by Bonhams 19 May 2010, lot 79 and another from the Tatton Hewetson Collection engraved with a single tulip on 13 November 2013, lot 55. Three similar glasses engraved with animals were sold by Bonhams, 20 May 2015, lots 51-53. Others with flowers probably engraved by the same hand have green colour twist threads in the stems, see lot 63 in this sale.
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