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.



Pair of tulip-engraved funnel bowl dram glasses

Pair of tulip-engraved funnel bowl dram glasses

This is what we believe to be a pair of Georgian, English, tulip-engraved dram glasses dating from the late 18th century, c1770.  
 
The glasses are in excellent condition for their age.  This means, of course, that they show age related wear and tear to both the rims of the bowls and to the rims of the feet consistent with some 200+ years of use. They have rough pontil marks on the feet which are nicely striated.
 
The glasses have funnel-shaped bowls measuring 6.2 cm (2.5 inches) and 5.6 cm (2.2 inches) respectively in diameter at the rims.  The bowls are engraved with a formal band of tulips under the rims and sit on extruded short, plain stems, and conical feet which measure 6.4 cm (2.5...

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Price: £80.00

Vesica-engraved plain stem gin glass, folded foot

Vesica-engraved plain stem gin glass, folded 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 decoration would suggest an Irish (Cork) origin.
 
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 cm (2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is decorated with a band of vessicas which is normally associated with the Cork glass house.  The bowl sits on an extruded plain stem and leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 5.6 cm (2.2 inches) in...

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Price: £50.00


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