DRAM GLASSES

Dram glasses is a catch all term, on this web site at least,  for any small 18th century Georgian  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.  18th century Georgian dram glasses offer an inexpensive way for the neophyte collector to accumulate knowledge and experience before venturing into more expensive types of glass.



Tulip bowled dram glass, conical foot

Tulip bowled dram glass, conical foot

This is what we believe to be a Georgian hand-blown dram glass dating from the late 18th century, c1780.   
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with more than 200 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the base of the foot.
 
The glass has a tulip-shaped bowl measuring 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on an extruded plain stem that leads to a conical foot which measures 6.2 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 10.2 cm (4.1 inches) in height. There are no chips, cracks, scratches or any obvious signs of...

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Price: £40.00


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