18th c. English Excise Glass

18th c. English Excise Glass

Code: GDE3044


H: 15.5cm (6.1")Di: 6.5cm (2.6")


A rare mid 18th century English Excise glass of particularly fine metal with hollow stem and copper wheel engraved and polished 'oxo' border.  Circa 1750.

Excise glasses were popular for a short period in reaction to the unpopular introduction of duty on the weight of glass.

Provenance: The Whittle Collection.