DRAM GLASSES

Dram glasses is a catch all term, on this web site at least,  for any small glass that doesn't fit into one of the other major categories.  It includes small wine glasses, port glasses, and those used for spirits such as whiskey or gin (in the early 18th century gin was known as Hollands from whence it came, gin being an abbreviation of genever).  The quality of these small glasses varied dramatically.  The one shown on the right is a small ovoid bowled dram glass with a plain stem and conical foot which was made with the same apparent concern for quality as its larger contemporaries.



Engraved plain stem dram glass, fluted ovoid bowl

Engraved plain stem dram glass, fluted ovoid bowl

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, engraved, plain stem dram glass dating from the end of the 18th century, c1790.  

The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to  the rim of the foot consistent with 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.

The glass has a wrythen flute-moulded ovoid bowl measuring 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is decorated with wheel engraved swags and tails to just below the rim.  The bowl sits on a short, extruded stem and a conical, thick, almost firing foot which measures 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 10 cm (4 inches) in height. It weighs 125 gm.  There are no...

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Price: £55.00

Engraved/milled boot glass

Engraved/milled boot glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, hand-blown, boot glass or stirrup cup, dating from the late 18th century, c1770.  Such glasses were used to mock the Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1762-1763 and the first Prime Minster of Scotland following the Act of Union.   
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the bowl and the foot commensurate with over 200 years of use.  
 
The glass measures 4 cm (1.6 inches) in diameter at the rim and stands 7.7 cm (3.1 inches) in height.  It carries a rough pontil mark to the heel of the boot.  The boot is engraved or milled...

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Price: £65.00

Flute-moulded dram or gin glass

Flute-moulded dram or gin glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, English, flute-moulded dram or gin glass dating from the mid 18th century, c1760.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows 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. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated.
 
The glass has a funnel-shaped bowl measuring 5.4 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is wrythen flute-moulded and sits on an extruded, wrythened, short, plain stem, and a shallow, conical foot which measures 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 8.8 cm (3.5 inches) in...

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Price: £40.00

Fluted, ovoid bowl dram glass

Fluted, ovoid bowl dram glass

This is what we believe to be an English, plain stem dram glass 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 commensurate with 200+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.

The glass has an ovoid bowl measuring 4.1 cm (1.6 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is fluted to near the rim and sits on a short plain and a thick, conical "firing" foot which measures 5.4 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter.  The glass itself is a diminutive 8.2 cm (3.3 inches) in height. There are no chips, cracks,...

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Price: £75.00

Juniper engraved gin glass, conical foot

Juniper engraved gin glass, conical foot

This is what we believe to be a Georgian engraved plain stem gin glass dating from the  middle of the 18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with 200+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a funnel bowl measuring 5.6 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is decorated with a band of foliage under the rim reminiscent of juniper berries, which of course are a component of gin.  The bowl sits on an extruded plain stem and leads to a conical foot which measures 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter.  The glass...

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Price: £50.00

Minature plain stem dram glass, folded foot

Minature plain stem dram glass, folded foot

This is what we believe to be a minature, plain stem dram glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with 200+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a funnel bowl measuring 4.8 cm (1.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is extruded to a short plain stem which sits on a conical, folded foot which measures 5.2 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter.  The glass is only 9 cm (3.6 inches) in height.   There are no chips, cracks, scratches or any obvious signs of restoration....

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Price: £45.00


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