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Wine glass

ca. 1770
Origin: England
H: 7"
Colorless lead glass
Purchased with funds from Mrs. William H. Fenn, III.
Acc. No. 1982-143
Rounded funnel bowl set on a stem with central gauze core within an entwined pair of aubergine-tinted threads, conical foot.
Label:British stemware evolved dramatically during the eighteenth century. Early glasses featured bold knops. Gradually, emphasis shifted from the shape of the stem to the decorative possibilities offered by the inclusion of interlaced strands of trapped air or colored glass, as seen in this example. This glass was likely used for wine.
Provenance:Maureen Thompson, London