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SA776655

Rare 18th Century Engraved Mercury Twist Wine Glass C1750

Price

£550 | $766 USD | €641 EUR
Item Number: SA776655
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Exhibit Antiques
This antique has been viewed 16 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.

Description

Date & Origin
England, c1750. Period of George II.
Condition
Excellent, age-related wear as shown, no chips cracks or restoration
Dimensions
Height: 15.9cm Rim diameter: 5.3cm Foot diameter: 7.1cm.
Technical Description
An exceptional 18th-century mercury twist wine glass engraved with cross-hatched flower swags, the stem consisting of a mercury corkscrew. Conical foot with a snapped pontil.
Comments
This is a 'true' mercury twist and quite rare..even more so to find an engraved example.
You often see double series air twist stems being described as double series mercury twists...but I'm afraid the definition shows a lack of knowledge and is incorrect. A mercury twist is always a single series.
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Dimensions

Height = 15.9 cm (6.3")
Width = 7.1 cm (2.8")
Depth = 7.1 cm (2.8")


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Exhibit Antiques
Glasgow
Scotland
United Kingdom
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