Wine Glass with 'oxo' border and diamond faceted stem, English, c.1775

 

Round funnel bowl with an engraved 'oxo' or 'egg and dart' border, supported on a diamond faceted stem, and a plain foot. Expected wear to the underside edge of the base and a rough pontil mark.

Glasses with facet stems became increasingly popular during the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Diamond facets were achieved by taking a plain stem and cutting a series of vertical flutes, usually six. A series of slices were then cut along each edge, resulting in a diamond shape where the slices meet.

Condition: Good - no chips, cracks, restoration, or polishing. There are a few minor surface scratches to stem and foot, along with inclusions, bubbles and impurities to the glass.

Dimensions: Height 13.7 cm

O.N. Wilkinson, Old Glass, Ernest Benn Limited, 1968.