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Offline Paul S.

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a Webb drinking glass for what??
« on: September 03, 2011, 09:48:52 PM »
This may well be the earliest of the known Webb marks, and date wise might be anywhere from c1910 to c.1930.     Quality ground and polished pontil mark, and gives a small manganese glow with the uv torch, and is very slightly optically ribbed.      Height about 3.3/8" - 85mm.      Am thinking it was designed possibly for whisky (apparently the word can be spelled both with and without the 'e', which I didn't know  -  I just drink the stuff)  -  or do people think it was for a different use completely.    thanks for looking :)


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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 10:58:27 PM »
Hi Paul  :hi:

I don't drink, :angel: but it is generally accepted that Whiskey is the spelling used by the Hibernian (Irish) language, and was taken to the USA, so they too use that spelling. The Scots and English tend to spell it the 'correct' way, whisky. There are, of course, exceptions, so this is just a generalisation. ;)

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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 12:04:02 AM »
My little book says 1906-35 so good early mark,I thought whisky glasses were straight sided,maybe that's a recent thing,just happen to be sipping a ten year old malt at this very moment ,interesting piece ;D :cheers:


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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 01:00:56 AM »
One of the whisky distilleries names is on a glass of a similar shape to this (I had one till it got broken) and my mum still have a pottery mug the same shape with the same distillery name / logo on it - I seem to recall it was Bowmore on Islay - so not all whisky glasses are/were straight sided. 

Just checked eBay and found some examples... it was Bowmore:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370537477488
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350489573228
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150655902230


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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 09:26:32 AM »
many thanks for the replies :).        I'd been ploughing through more erudite sources than ebay, and hadn't really found a match  -  but I now see the obvious connection with the name 'thistle glasses' - so thanks Anne, and maybe the Scots produced these 'waisted' glasses so they could get a better grip ;)         I've had Bowmore on a fair few occasions, and it has one of the most peaty/bonfire flavours of all the single malts - very nice indeed  -  and I've been to Islay and a great place, but a bit flat and windy for me.    Of course, my glass is a real Webb's oldie, so much more desirable than the ones for sale - and as they say on ebay......will make a great addition to my Webb collection. :)
Where are you sourcing your dates from Keith - is it the Webb's exhibition catalogue?? :)


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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 11:50:10 AM »
It could just be a posy vase ...


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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011, 12:47:05 PM »
Paul,just a little book I got when I first started collecting,very general but the marks seem to match what I've learnt since,why is it telling me I've spelt learnt and spelt wrong? stupid machine!


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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 03:00:50 PM »
Hi Keith....pobably because it is spelled and learned......your personal spellcheck angel,  :angel:  Rosie.!!

Paul, I was going to add that it was a 'Thistle Glass', but it was very late, and I forgot to do it!!  :pb:
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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 03:41:02 PM »
Actually, spelt and learnt are correct in UK English, as are spelled and learned


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Re: a Webb drinking glass for what??
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011, 03:43:27 PM »
 ;D ;D

 

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