Rare Heavy Baluster Ale or Wine Glass

Rare Heavy Baluster Ale or Wine Glass

C 1690/1700

Item Ref: 508

A excellent early Heavy Baluster ale or wine glass having a conical bowl with solid base over a large inverted baluster knop with tear, all on a folded conical foot.

Height 5 3/4 ins 14.6 cm

Elegant in it's simplicity of form with perfect balance this type is more frequently seen in much larger glasses from the same date described as ale glasses ( photo shown from my archive ), this may be a short ale version, the only other example I can locate ( minus the tear to stem ) is illustrated in " The Price Guide to 18th century Drinking Glasses " by Turnbull and Herron. group 1 No 8 ( which is also in the Adamson Collection ).

A superb rare glass in perfect original condition.