M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
 

 

GEORGE III OPAQUE TWIST FIRING GLASS

England, C1770

 

 

Of very heavy weight, the funnel shaped bowl above a thick short thick shaft with

loose white enamel twist raised on thick footrim with snapped pontil

 

Firing glasses were used in the Georgian period for post-dining gatherings of gentlemen,

who sang songs and told stories –

most of which received applause or announcement by rapping glasses on the table top. 

This sound resembled gunshots – thus the name “firing glass”. 

The thick short shaft and heavy footrim was needed for survival.

 

Condition : Excellent

 

4” High

 

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#6685

 

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George III Opaque (Cotton) Twist Firing Glass, England, c1770