Bonhams : An engraved mixed colour-twist wine glass with a pale green thread, circa 1765
An engraved mixed colour-twist wine glass with a pale green thread, circa 1765

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Lot 63*
An engraved mixed colour-twist wine glass with a pale green thread, circa 1765

Sold for £ 6,000 (US$ 7,570) inc. premium
An engraved mixed colour-twist wine glass with a pale green thread, circa 1765
The bell-shaped bowl very finely engraved with a spray of sunflowers, the reverse with a bird in flight, set on a stem with a multiple spiral air-twist gauze encircled by a single translucent jade-green thread, 18.2cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Julius and Ann Kaplan Collection

    A series of closely-related colour-twist wine glasses is recorded with fine botanical engraving, the stems either with blue or green threads. For a glass probably engraved by the same hand and with blue colour twist threads in the stem see lot 60 in this sale. Two other examples with green threads were in the A.C. Hubbard Jr. Collection sold by Bonhams 30 November 2011, lots 228-229. Another example with a similar translucent green stem was in the Seton Veitch Collection, pl.43.
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