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17th/18th century drinking glass?
« on: June 25, 2018, 03:57:38 PM »
Hallo all.
I have recently acquired this lovely little drinking glass. As my knowledge slowly grows, I suspect this may be quite old. The Pontil mark is very sharp, there seems to be a 'lip' around the base (overlap?) and there is that old 'streaky' appearance to the glass. Can any confirm/refute my thoughts? Is there a way to be specific about the date of such a glass?
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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 05:11:03 PM »
Hi looks like a drawn stem drinking glass , hard to tell if wine glass or spirits glass as you haven't put any measurements but probably mid to late 18th century despite the folded foot

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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 05:48:22 PM »
Yes, sorry...I forgot the measurements:
Height - 4.75" (12cm)
Base diameter - 2.6" (6.8cm)
Rim diameter - 2.25" (6cm)

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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 05:49:56 PM »
Forgot to ask...
My knowledge is limited...is there a way I can narrow the date down.

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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 06:30:01 PM »
Hi,

With those measurements its most likely a spirits glass. In reply to your second question , possibly but not really sure why you'd want to narrow it down any further. These type of drawn plain stem glasses were made throughout the mid to late 18th century but as it has a folded foot it probably dates to slightly earlier around mid 18th century.

Sorry I can't be more accurate for you.

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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 08:21:34 PM »
Thank you Adam.
I suppose my question related to how you could identify that it was probably 18th century as opposed to earlier or later.
All of this is a continuous education for me, so I now know your description on the continual production of these types of glasses and the 'folded foot' aspect probably gives me all I need to know with regards to age.
Again, many thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Jack

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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 09:05:04 PM »
Jack there are a few good books that will explain everything a lot better than I have. Bickertons guide to 18th century glass would be the best option but it is expensive to buy (even a second hand copy) so if I was you I'd pick up Miller's Glass Antiques Checklist handbook by Mark West which you can get for less than a fiver.

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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 07:05:12 AM »
Many thanks Adam, I shall investigate both books.
Have a wonderful day.
Jack

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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 08:03:48 AM »
Hi, A very useful book and not expensive is,,, Investing in Georgian Glass by Ward lloyd.. and another inexpensive one with all the facts you might want to know is by E B Haynes,,, Glass Through the Ages,

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Re: 17th/18th century drinking glass?
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 02:04:37 PM »
Thank you Peter, I shall look these up.
Jack

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