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AN ENGRAVED OPAQUE-TWIST WINE-GLASS decorated perhaps by a German hand, the bell bowl with three female masks suspending swags of fruit above fan and stylized flower ornament issuing from a band of raised stiff leaves with incised veining, a dot and star border beneath the rim, the stem with a gauze core entwined by spiral threads and deeply cut with a spiral twist, the underside to the stepped conical foot with a band of oeil-de-perdrix divided by radiating lines, with waved rim, perhaps late 18th century

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AN ENGRAVED OPAQUE-TWIST WINE-GLASS decorated perhaps by a German hand, the bell bowl with three female masks suspending swags of fruit above fan and stylized flower ornament issuing from a band of raised stiff leaves with incised veining, a dot and star border beneath the rim, the stem with a gauze core entwined by spiral threads and deeply cut with a spiral twist, the underside to the stepped conical foot with a band of oeil-de-perdrix divided by radiating lines, with waved rim, perhaps late 18th century
16cm. high
Provenance
Walter F. Smith Collection, no. 744, not included in the Sotheby's sales of 1967-68
Private American Collection
Literature
Arthur Churchill Ltd., Glass Notes, December 1950, p. 7, fig. 9
Exhibited
Bristol City Museuam and Art Gallery, loan no. 173

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