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RARE RED, GREEN AND WHITE  DOUBLE  SERIES OPAQUE TWIST WINE

Probably Low Countries, c1760-70

 

 

 

The bell shaped bowl over a tapering stem with red and green enamel threads encasing an  opaque white gauze, raised on a conical foot with snapped pontil; soda glass with slight greenish tinge

 

Condition : Excellent, with only a very small chip polished from footrim

 

Note : Enamel twists were made by inserting colored rods into the mold and manipulating as the glass was heated and cooled. This process was introduced about 1760; but England imposed excise tax on the enamels in 1777, making their production too costly. Their popularity did continue longer in the Low Countries.  While English lead glass cooled quite slowly, enabling more intricate designs, the soda glass used in the Low Countries cooled quite quickly, making designs such as this very difficult.  It may be noted that colored enamels were used in only 3% of 18th century glasses.

 

6-3/8” High

 

Price : Please Inquire

 

#6422

 

 

    

 

 

 

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Rare Double Series Opaque Twist Wine, Red & Green Threads, White Gauze, c1760-70, Probably Netherlands