M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
QUEEN ANNE HEAVY BALUSTER DRINKING GLASS
The conical bowl with deep solid base with tear,
over a stem having an elongated tear from the wide angular knop
through the lower ball knop, raised on a spreading folded foot,
made in three gathers; snapped pontil
Heavy baluster glasses date from the earliest part of the 18th century until about 1730.
They were designed as a sculptural quality of craftsmanship which needed no further decoration.
Due to the 1745 Excise Tax on glass (by weight), many heavy balusters were melted down
for remaking the greater amounts of glass into smaller "more fashionable items".
This melting strongly contributes to their rarity. Sizes generally range between 6" and 8";
however the smaller pieces seem to bring higher prices than the larger examples.
Condition : Excellent with a few normal minor surface scratches
Shown with :
George II Baluster Wine Glass, c1730 (Right)
George II Cruciform Glass Decanter, c1740 (Center)
Escutcheon Form Silver Bottle Ticket, 'MOUNTAIN', James Slater, 1739-50
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M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581
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