Featured Finely Etched Wine Glass - Old or New ???

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  1. 15Stiftgasse

    15Stiftgasse Well-Known Member

    I've yesterday decided to splash out on an etched wine glass, which should be arriving within the next few days. Although my knowledge of wine glasses is virtually nil, the decorative work, in my humble opinion, seems to be of quite decent quality. The glass is quite attractive - and it was pretty cheap! It stands c. 20cm high and bears a rhyme (in German) on the reverse.

    I'm aware that there is a lot of modern and vintage 'antique-style' quality glass around from the Czech Republic and other areas in Europe.
    I'd be grateful to learn if the experts amongst you might be able to suggest if this piece is indeed old (19th century ?) or a more recently produced better-quality item made in the style of an antique.

    Any help will be appreciated !


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  2. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    If you place some dark paper or cloth within the glass and take a photo of the text, we can better see the image and the text. ;)
     
  3. Rclinftl

    Rclinftl Well-Known Member

    it's most certainly old.... there still is some very fine CUT glass coming out - but no one is really etching glass at this caliber in current times - you couldn't sell it for a profit it would be so labor costly...
     
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  4. 15Stiftgasse

    15Stiftgasse Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but I'm still awaiting for the glass to arrive by post - hopefully in one piece.
    The rhyme roughly translates as 'He who doesn't love a nice horse, a pistol, and a bare sword as well as a pretty woman, has no heart in his body'.
    However, I've got three more pics which I'll upload.
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  5. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Looks typical for an early 19th German or Austro/Bohemian glass, can't say for sure from just pics but odds look good.
     
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  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Theresienthal probably.
     
  7. pewter2

    pewter2 Well-Known Member

    could the engraving relate to Charles ii and the Boscobel oak .. where he hid from Cromwell"s Roundhead troops following the battle of Worcester in 1651????? but German inscription does not appear to relate to same...just a thought but i am probably totally wrong . Will see what comes up as this is the best I can come up with.
     
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  8. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Old or new its a lovely thing. Maybe looking at the wear on base of it will give you an idea of age.
     
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