A sweetmeat glass, circa 1730.

The glass has a moulded pan-topped bowl and is set on a Silesian stem and moulded foot. The term Silesian refers to the rather heavy pedestal stem, of a type which came into vogue when the Hanoverian George I became King of England in 1714. The style was thought to have originated in Silesia where it was very popular.

REFERENCE: GLA09581

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