England, Likely c1760-70


Rare Pair George III Facet-Cut Glass Tapersticks, c1770


Of heavy weight and with very fine cutting,
the flaring facet-cut nozzles above slender facet-cut stems having two facet-cut knops
over inverted balusters, raised on domed, facet-cut and engraved 6-petal-form feet;
snapped pontils


Tapersticks only occasionally come is pairs.
A pair of glass tapersticks is rare - not only by manufacture but survival.


Facet cutting of glass was influenced by imports from the Continent - particularly Germany -
and became fashionable in England in the mid-18th century.

Facet-cutting for wine glasses became highly fashionable in England in the 1780s,

in part due to the Excise Tax of 1777 doubling the tax of glass on weight.

Much of the English glass industry moved at that time to Ireland, as Ireland was free from the tax.

There a quite fine quality of glass and cutting was produced - much of it exported.


However, facet-cut candlesticks and tapersticks were made as early as 1740,
and the high domed foot rarely occurred after 1770.


Condition : Excellent with no chips, cracks or restoration;
having proper signs of wear and light scratching commensurate with age


7.5" High

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Showing appropriate wear verso



Showing snapped pontils



Pair George III Facet-Cut Glass Tapersticks, with Pair of George III Goncalo Alves Adjustable Candle-Stands


Shown Atop

A Rare Pair of Georgian Turned Gonçalo Alves Adjustable Candle-Stands

England, Early 19th Century





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Rare Pair of Facet-Cut Glass Tapersticks on Domed Feet, England, c1760-70 


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