This is one of the best pieces of glass we've handled. I know it doesn't look like much, but don't let its small size fool you. It's an important piece.
It is a single wine glass. It is also a perfect example of why Heisey has a reputation for making some of the best American glass of the twentieth century.
The blank is known as Trojan, #3366. It is a very subtle diamond optic to the bowl, which is very finely blown. The stem is simple, elegant and understated, yet balances the trumpet-shaped bowl perfectly.
The stem and bowl are both flamingo pink, Heisey's delicate, warm pink color.
The bowl is decorated with the Trojan etching. This etching consists of a complex framework of scrolls, friezes and torches, all surrounding three octagonal lozenges with a different figure in each. One gives the pattern its name: it shows an ancient Greek warrior with his sword raised. The next shows a man in a toga making a sacrifice at a tripod. The third shows a man in a short tunic hoisting a cup a wine. A large wine amphora sits at his feet.
The etching is a masterpieces, the medallions are only a bit bigger than my thumbnail, yet they contain great detail. The glass was blown with the greatest care. It is a beautiful thing, a work of art.
The glass is only 5.375" tall. It is 2.5" in diameter at the mouth and 2.25" in diameter at the foot.
Condition is as new, no wear or damage.
Marked just below the wafer on the stem with the Heisey trademark: an H in a diamond.
Item ID: 1169
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