A very rare colour-twist wine glass with pan-topped bowl, circa 1765

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Lot 61*
A very rare colour-twist wine glass with pan-topped bowl, circa 1765

Sold for £ 5,000 (US$ 6,466) inc. premium
A very rare colour-twist wine glass with pan-topped bowl, circa 1765
The pan-topped funnel bowl taking the form of an inverted bell, the stem set with just a pair of blue spiral threads, 15.6cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    With Cecil Davis (prior to 1926)
    Joseph Bles Collection, no.314
    Christie's sale 1935, lot 87
    Bert Amador, New York
    With Mallet's, July 1990
    Julius and Ann Kaplan Collection

    Literature
    Grant R. Francis, Old English Drinking Glasses (1926), no.77
    Christopher Sheppard and John Smith, From the Restoration to the Regency (1990), p.71, no.103
    Martine Newby, Eighteenth Century English Glass From the Collection of Julius and Ann Kaplan (1998), fig.31

    This was one of a pair originally sold by Cecil Davis and discussed by Grant Francis who regarded this as a very special glass. The blue threads in the stem are evenly formed and most unusual in that these are not combined with opaque white.
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