An important pair of armorial baluster wine glasses, made of lead glass with wheel engraved joined crests surmounted by a winged closed helmet with a bird on top and elaborate scrollwork. The glasses have a waisted bell bowl with a solid glass base which encloses an air tear or bubble. The bowl rests on a heavy inverted baluster knob stem, which stands on a conical folded foot with a rough snapped-off pontil mark to the underside.
Most likely these glasses were commissioned on the occasion of a noble marriage.
England. Queen Anne. Circa 1700/1710.
Dimensions: height 15,5cm each ; diameters of the bowls 6,8cm and 6,9cm ; diameters of the feet 7,1cm and 7,5cm
Condition: both glasses are in pristine condition.
14 000 €