TUMBLERS & BEAKERS

18th century Georgian drinking glasses were not confined to the stemmed glasses which most collectors seek out.   Some beverages, including water and small beer (a weak beer drunk instead of water by the monied classes), necessitated bowls of larger capacity than was normally found on a stemmed glass.  Tumblers and beakers were almost certainly turned out in their millions but were primarily utilitarian and most were destroyed.  Some of the better glasses were decorated by engraving and cutting to produce as beautiful a work of art as other stemmed forms.  The tumbler on the right is a particularly nice example with engraved Gothic arches.



Hop and barley engraved tumbler

Hop and barley engraved tumbler

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, hand-blown, hop and barley engraved, glass tumbler dating from the mid 18th century, c1770. 
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with some 170 years of use.  
 
The glass has a bucket-shaped bowl measuring 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is copper wheel engraved with a single hop and a pair of barley ears in saltire (crossed).   The bowl ends in a base which measures 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter and carries a rough pontil mark.  The glass is 9.7 cm (3.9 inches) in height....

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Price: £185.00

Saxon, olive cut, oval beaker

Saxon, olive cut, oval beaker

This is what we believe to be a Georgian (George III), German beaker dating from the second half of the 18th century, c1780, and made in Saxony.

The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with some 200+ years of use.  

The glass has a bucket-shaped bowl which is oval in cross-section, measuring 7.8 cm (3.1 inches) in length at the bowl rim and 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in width.  The glass tapers slightly as it descends towards the base.   The bowl is cut with eleven lateral rows of cut olives and a basal row of finger fluting.  The glass is 8.5 cm (3.6 inches) in height.  There are...

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Price: £155.00


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