Of heavy weight and with very fine cutting,
the flaring facet-cut nozzles above slender facet-cut stems having two facet-cut knops
over inverted balusters, raised on domed, facet-cut and engraved 6-petal-form feet;
Tapersticks only occasionally come is pairs.
A pair of glass tapersticks is rare - not only by manufacture but survival.
Facet cutting of glass was influenced by imports from the Continent - particularly Germany -
and became fashionable in England in the mid-18th century.
Facet-cutting for wine glasses became highly fashionable in England in the 1780s,
in part due to the Excise Tax of 1777 doubling the tax of glass on weight.
Much of the English glass industry moved at that time to Ireland, as Ireland was free from the tax.
There a quite fine quality of glass and cutting was produced - much of it exported.
However, facet-cut candlesticks and tapersticks were made as early as 1740,
and the high domed foot rarely occurred after 1770.
Condition : Excellent with no chips, cracks or restoration;
having proper signs of wear and light scratching commensurate with age
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