1164 A Georgian wine glass with double series air twist stem.

1164 A Georgian wine glass with double series air twist stem.

Code: 1164

£380.00 Approx $499.34, €449.7

This wine glass has a rounded funnel bowl, the lower part of which is decorated with moulded fluting. The stem is a double series air twist, being a 9-ply tape enclosing a long-pitch corkscrew. The glass is supported on a conical foot.

This is a complex and therefore rare glass. In wine glass collecting circles, a series is the number of different types of twist. It is particularly uncommon to find a double series air twist glass; they are usually single series, while the opposite is true of opaque twist glasses.

Generally it has been considered that air twist glasses pre-date opaque twist stems, but the similarity of design and form suggests that they were probably made co-evally.

Date: c.1760

Dimensions: 6.5" high