Hand-blown glass with double opaque twist stem and engraved vine leaves, 19th or 20th century

19th-20th Century
Hand Blown Lead Glass
Overall height: 18.2cm
Bowl: 7.2 x 6.9cm
Standard Parcel
This is a hand-blown lead crystal glass with multispiral opaque twist stem and trumpet bowl, hand etched with vine leaves.
This is a beautiful example of the glass blower’s skill. There are no chips or cracks.
The twist stem is prepared by gathering up into hot clear glass an arrangement of white enamel rods laid out in a mould. This is then drawn out and twisted. Opaque twists were popular between 1745 and 1780 when glassmakers exploited the fact that enamel, although a form of glass, was duty free. The art form saw a revival in both the 19th and early 20th centuries.