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EARLY GEORGE III DOUBLE SERIES OPAQUE TWIST WINE or ALE

Irish Interest, inscribed THE YOUNG ROCKS OF HOWTH

England, c1765

 

   

 

 

The drawn trumpet bowl over a tapering opaque twist stem having a gauze core within a ribbon spiral,

the bowl rim inscribed THE YOUNG ROCKS OF HOWTH (Ireland),

over a plain conical foot, snapped pontil

 

Provenance :

Captain A.R. Newman, sold Christie’s London,1969,Dec. 16, 1969, lot 158 (Catalogue of English and continental glass : the property of A.H. Parkes, Esq., Captain A.R. Newman, R.N., Christie, Manson & Woods , Great Rooms, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W.1 ,Tuesday, December 16, 1969;  

also Christie’s London 1982

 

Note :

Howth Peninsula forms the northern tip of Dublin Bay. Its rocks date back 550 million years, to the

Cambrian period, making them the oldest rocks in Ireland,

with evidence of human habitation to 3500 BC. 

The inference of “The Young Rocks of Howth” is unknown,

but may humorously allude to the rocks’ rather advanced age.

 

Condition : Excellent

 

7.75” High / 2-7/8” Wide (Foot)

 

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 #6571

 

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These limestones in North County Dublin were folded during the period when Africa and Europe collided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also See :

 

 

George II Jacobite Double-Knopped

Airtwist Wine, England, c1750

Stuart Rose & 2 Buds

Jacobite Interest :

Good Pair of Facet Cut Wines,

Jaybird in flight & Stuart Rose

 

George II Jacobite Trumpet Form

Wine, England, c1745

Stuart Rose & 2 buds, the sun,

 & a white oak leaf

 

 

 

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Early George III Double Series Opaque Twist Wine, inscribed THE YOUNG ROCKS OF HOWTH (Ireland), c1765