Set Three Georgian Cut Glass Port Wine Glasses Barrel Bowled Antique c 1825
A lovely set of three antique Georgian hand blown and cut port wine glasses dating from around 1820 to 1830. They have barrel bowls and blade knopped stems on plain feet with a mix of rough and polished pontils. Each glass is beautifully cut with a panel cut base and comb cuts above. They have clearly been made in three parts, bowl, stem and foot. There are tooling marks, bubbles and inclusions within the metal.
The glasses stand approximately 4 1/4 inches high although each are slightly different heights as they have been hand made. They also have evidence of wear as you would expect to see with antique glassware for the table.
The glasses are high quality and have the distinctive slightly greyish hue of antique lead glass. They have a beautiful ring when flicked with a finger. They were probably produced in Stourbridge, England.
They are in excellent condition with just a very small number of very minor marks or scratches, one has a few very tiny fleabites to the facets. Commensurate with age and use. The glasses have a capacity of just over 100 mls and each stand approximately 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm) high , have a rim diameter of 2 1/4 inches (5.8 cm) and have a base of 2 3/8 inches (6.1 cm). They weigh 469 grammes unpacked.
This is a lovely set of antique glasses to add to any collection and are great pieces both for display and most definitely for use!