5 ¼” h., Pale amethyst, non lead soda lime, slight crizzling , bucket shaped bowl patterned molded with five rows of diamonds over rows of vertical flutes, pattern molded and tightly twisted stem with small upper knop, thin circular foot with delicate folded rim, pontil scar; England or Normandy, C. 1674 -1700, mint condition, a beautiful colored specimen. George McKearin said “While these wines are of the type permissibly referable to Liege and Normandy, there seems to be little doubt that they are of English make and antedate Ravenscroft. In 1949 E B Haynes gave an account of a glass discovery found in Great Britain that was considered one of the most significant finds of all times; published in Glass Notes by Arthur Churchill 1949. The collection of English glass ranged in date from 1660-1720. Among the glass were three sealed Ravenscroft posset pots. There was also a set of glasses identical to this example; one was purchased by McKearin the other went to the Jerome Strauss collection of drinking vessels in New York. George Mckearin also states in his 1951 article in the Magazine Antiques pg. 132, “Moreover it seems likely that these wines and other soda-metal pieces may have come from the glassworks of George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, at Greenwich; a wonderful color, pattern, impression for such an early wine glass.