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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 155

    THREE DRINKING-GLASSES

    CIRCA 1745-65

    Price Realised  

    THREE DRINKING-GLASSES
    CIRCA 1745-65
    The earliest airtwist example with honeycomb-moulded double-ogee bowl, supported on a double-knopped stem with spiral threads on a conical foot, a mixed-twist flute, the flared bowl inset into cushioned knops above a stem with an opaque-white gauze within entwined mercury ribbons, on a conical foot, and an engraved opaque-twist wine-glass, the ogee bowl engraved in the Bohemian style with flowers and leaves
    The first 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high (3)


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