M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES
GEORGE II/III DOUBLE SERIES OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS
Foot and Pontil Interior
The small bucket shaped bowl above on an intricate and delicate multi-thread opaque stem with central knop
and conical foot
Condition: Very good to excellent, without chips or reductions; small area of ridges where the bowl meets the stem;
very minor glass imperfection to the upper rim; the overall appearance quite delicate
Very early 18th century English drinking glasses were quite heavy. As the glasses became internationally popular, a large tax
was levied upon glass products by weight in 1746 - and additionally thereafter - usually to support a war. Among the most
beautiful results of glassmakers' attempts to make glass both lighter - and more decorative - was to lighten the stems by poking
holes in them - first occurring as airtwist stems, and by 1760 as opaque, or cotton twist stems. Enamel (colored) stems also followed.
English lead glass cooled slowly, enabling the spirals to be turned with absolute precision - a feature with faster-cooling soda metal
glass lacked. The most interesting of these glasses have stems with knops or differing sections, known as composite stems.
Small imperfection on rim
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