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Offline Laird

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Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:03:37 PM »
I have this heavy drinking glass, engraved with vines and grapes. I suppose it might be described as a rummer.
Rim diameter is 9.5 cm, and height 10.5 cm.
I suspect it could be Georgian. It's not a design I have seen before.
Opinions?


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Re: Is this Georgian?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 04:37:27 PM »
What does the base look like?, its the most important part, its shaped like drinking glases from the 1930's to 1960's.
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Re: Is this Georgian?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 06:40:04 PM »
It has a polished pontil, while there are plenty of the expected 'usage scratches' on the base rim.
From my reading, I understand that a rough or polished pontil is not a definitive indication of age.
The engraving design has the 'sense' of similar engravings I have seen on early Victorian glassware.

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Re: Is this Georgian?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 09:13:08 PM »
Please would you add a photo showing the base as that will help more than just a written description. :)

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Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 10:29:47 PM »
Where's Paul when you need him?

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Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 07:07:48 AM »
The base....


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Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 07:24:13 AM »
It's probably Walsh or Webb's1930's , Google Walsh fruiting vine glass and you we see similar shapes.
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Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 12:19:34 PM »
Yeah I'd say early 20th century and rummers are usually taller, have short stems with a wide foot and open bowl (usually a round funnel or bucket shape bowl) They would also be made in 2 or 3 pieces joined together not one whole piece like yours, that simply looks like a tumbler shaped to look like a cup. Hope that helps!

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Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2018, 01:49:43 PM »
I don't think that looks like the Walsh design.  But difficult to tell on the photographs that have been shown.
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Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2018, 08:09:31 AM »
I have viewed examples of Walsh glasses online and there are so many similarities that I am confident that this is indeed a Walsh glass.
Many thanks for all the help.

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