A RARE JAMES GILES GILT DECORATED OPAQUE TWIST
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- Period 1750-1799
- Year 1760
- Country England
- Literature James Giles (1718-1780 was a decorator of Worcester, Derby, Bow and Chelsea Porcelain and also glass, who created gilt and enamelled objects such as decanters, drinking-glasses, perfume bottles for a rococo and neo-classical market. He maintained a showroom in the fashionable Cockspur Street London. The business ledgers for 1771-76 still exist they record orders for some 50,000 Worcester pieces between 1771 -1774 and glass bought for £234 from William Parker's Glass Warehouse in Fleet Street. The business was covered by Sun insurance policies that valued his stock at £2,000 in November 1771.
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