Assorted glasses with cotton twist



A group of assorted wine and cordial glasses with cotton twist decoration.  England, 1750 - 1775. Sizes range from 5" to 6 1/2" and prices range from $525 to $750.

The glasses are sold individually, please call the Shop at 860-537-2409 for availability and pricing.

 

 

The production of wine glasses with twist decoration inside the stem began in the late 1730’s in England. The first style created featured stems with air twists, a process difficult for glass blowers. To make the stem the glass blower would start off with some glass. Next, the glass blower would purposely trap air into the glass forming air bubbles. After, the glass blower would use a tool by twisting the air bubbles around inside the glass forming unique and creative twists. Once the stem is finished, it would be attached to a bowl and a foot.

     By the mid 18th century, white opaque twisted stems were introduced. The process was fairly similar to making the air twisted stems. To make these stems the glass blower would start off with glass. Next, the glass blower would embed enamel into a glass mold. The glass would then be rolled on a flat surface. After, the glass blower would use a tool and twist the enamel into spiraling designs. Once the stem was done it would be attached to a bowl and a foot. Examples of rare twist stem glasses are the colored twists. Instead of having air twists or the white “cotton” twists, the stem would have colors such as red, green, blue, turquoise, brown, and yellow. These rare glasses began being produced around 1760.

     The wine glasses available here feature opaque white, or cotton, twisted straight stems. Each wine glass has a conical foot and either an ogee bowl or a funnel bowl. Some of the bowls include vertical ribs or have etched flowers and fruits. Every wine glass has a pontil mark on the center of the foot from the blowing process.



Dealer Nathan Liverant and Son
Date: 1750 - 1775
Origin England
Artist/Maker
Measurements 5" to 6 1/2"
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.liverantantiques.com
Price $525 to $750
Contact , 860-537-2409 or  mail@liverantantiques.com

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