2 November 2005
An important set of twelve Beilby gilt enamelled white opaque-twist wine glasses
CIRCA 1770, THE GLASS NEWCASTLE
The drawn-trumpet bowls decorated with fruiting vine in white enamelling, the rim gilt, the stem enclosing fine mesh, the foot conical (the gilt slightly worn, two with a tiny chip to the edge of the foot)
17.1 cm. high (12)
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See J. Rush, The ingenious Beilbys, London, 1973, p. 89, ill. 47 for a set of four similar wine glasses and p. 47, ill. 27 for a similar wine glass in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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