"Giles" Wine Glass

"Giles" Wine Glass

C 1765/70

Item Ref: 338

A superb multi spiral opaque twist wine glass decorated in the Giles workshop featuring a wonderful neo classical border to the rim with flower sprigs below,

The most commonly found glasses decorated in the Giles atelier are plain stem opaque twists and facet stems,the use of knopped opaque twist stems was very uncommon,this fine glass has excellent bright gilding with only some very minor rubbed parts which is common in varying degrees with gold gilding, other than a couple of sooty deposits in the foot the glass is in very fine condition

This glass features a so called 'Grubbe Border' of trellis and scrolls and scattered sprigs relating this to a series of Worcester plates with this distinctive decoration added in the Giles workshop.

A pair with identical decoration on plain straight stems can be found in the Delomosne and Son Ltd Seton Veitch Collection of Early English Drinking Glasses (2006) plates 46 a and b. (priced at £1500 each)

Height 5 7/8th ins 13 cm