Following on from Michelle's thread about early drinking glasses - the attached pics. are some examples showing my 'flower vases'
- with the printies/punties - also some rummers, ranging from the largest (marked '1 pint') to more usual sized examples. I suspect these are all pub glasses - most being rather crude and thick, and of basic shape. The smaller rummers are sometimes found with a slightly 'crazed' bottom of the inside of the bowl - which I now know indicates that they were used for 'hot toddies' - the rounghness being caused by using a pestle to grind the sugar in the bottom of the glass (so don't discard those as worthless). Although most have ground/polished pontil marks the odd one does have a gadget mark, so date wise they are probably nearer the end of the C19. For whatever reason, it seems that owners names are sometimes indicated (diamond point scratched??) - one of which has been obliterated, almost - although the other remains quite clear, but I can't make out what it says. Maybe when you went to the pub of an evening, you asked for 'your glass' - and they kept it especially for you.??
However, small but important point,.............correctly, the term 'printies/punties' can be applied to cut circles/ovals only --- similar shaped decorations produced by means of pressing, are called 'lenses' - I say this because some of the pub glasses are indeed pressed examples showing these cirlces and ovals.
P.S. One of the glasses shown is not remotely C19 (not hard to spot really) - so who will be the winner of this 'Antiques Master' quiz??