Engraved Wineglass

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Object Name: 
Engraved Wineglass
Accession Number: 
2004.2.2
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13 cm, Diam (max): 9.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1851-1855
Web Description: 
A similar glass was exhibited by the Bacchus firm at the first world's fair in London in 1851 (the Crystal Palace Exhibition). The slender stem enclosing a twisted cane of red, white, and blue glass, as well as its double loop in the shape of a reclining “8,” resembles Venetian glass of the 17th century. This style was welcomed as a novelty at a time when heavily cut Regency-style lead glass, which had dominated English production for more than half a century, had dwindled. An almost identical glass is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mark West Antiques, Former Collection
Cobb Antiques Ltd., Source
2004-02-20
Primary Description: 
Colorless and opaque red, white and blue glass; blown, tooled, applied, ground, polished and engraved. Small wineglass with hemispherical bowl that has engraved decoration of leaves, garland and berries. The bowl is atop a narrow stem made of a glass cane with an internal twisted rod of red, white and blue and sits on a circular foot.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 47 (2005) illustrated, p. 227, #27; BIB# AI66969