ITEM 6792. BLOWN WINE GLASS,
deep aquamarine with subtle olive yellow swirling in the applied
foot, generally cylindrical with a drawn stem and applied foot
with light crimp marks, pontil scar, 3 7/16"H, mint. Blown
at a Southern New Jersey Glass House, C. 1830.
It is likely that this is the earliest of the blown glass we
recently acquired from a Southern New Jersey estate and it may
in fact be older than cataloged. The piece is to my eye superior
to the few bottle glass wines we have encountered in the past,
as the proportions, thickness of the metal and chunkiness of
the applied foot work in perfect unison to create an appealing
whole. As a result of the object's economy of line and relative
simplicity of form, the wine has an undeniable appeal that would
have merited inclusion in "American Glass" or "Glass
Gaffers of New Jersey."