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9779 An Opaque Twist Wine Glass

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This is a good example of a double series opaque twist wine glass. The stem has multi-strand corkscrew threads enclosing a pair of helical narrow tapes below an ovoid bowl, and it rests on a conical foot.

The capacity of the bowl - typical of 18th century wine glasses - is sufficient for a good single draught. Such glass did not stand on the table to be sipped from at will; they were brought fully charged to be consumed when a toast was given, and returned to the footman to be re-charged for the next toast.

Date: c.1760

Dimensions: 5.8", 14.7 cm. high

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