AN UNASSUMING wine glass has gone under the hammer for almost £10,000.
Identified as rare by the glass specialist at Kinghams Auctioneers in Moreton-in-Marsh, it received much pre-sale interest from collectors and connoisseurs of wine-related antiques and glass enthusiasts.
But as its value was only estimated at £500 to £800, there was plenty to raise a toast about when the glass was finally sold for £9,750.
Dating from the Queen Anne period, circa 1710, the heavy baluster wine glass boasted a conical bowl with a single air drop to the lower stem. Measuring just 18cm high, the glass had been consigned by a client having a sort out of unwanted possessions.
The sale rounded off a high for Kinghams Auctioneers who achieved record prices across the board in their December Fine and Decorative Arts auction.
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