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Offline Gwion James

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« on: August 26, 2006, 10:33:37 PM »
These are very humble, but nice, and I'd be interested to know what they are, where/when from etc. I've see this sort of shape described as a Rummer, but these are only 2.5 inches high. What might they have been for? Gwion
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 10:35:04 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 11:37:56 PM »
No idea of period/maker, but I think these are cordial glasses, for drinking schnapps from.


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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2006, 12:05:14 AM »
They are very small so whatever went in them would be potent I think.  My son has some of this small size in his collection as well... not very old really - within the last 50-60 years I think. Place: Continental Europe, they are a traditional design of Germany, France and the Netherlands I think.


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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006, 06:46:07 AM »
Aren't all of those glasses Zwiesel-Schott, Anne?

I've seen a few sets in original boxes, so whenever I see them I always associate them wityh Z-S, but have no idea if it was a generic free-for-all design.


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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006, 06:59:08 AM »
Could be Zwiesel or (more likely) Oberglas Austria; the traditional shape is a rummer which is used for rhine wine, the small version is used for Obstler/ Gentiane or Kirschwasser. Not very old, think sixties, perhaps later.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006, 11:29:02 AM »
Nic, some of my sons are marked France or Made in France, others have no makers' marks on at all, so they're a mixed bag.


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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2006, 11:37:33 AM »
thanks everyone - schnapps feels right. nice range your son has anne. excuse me not recognising really obvious things. i guess if a design is 'traditional' then dating is down to detail - these are worn and nicely irregular in the form and 'gilding' - but yeh i can imagine them being made pretty recently on the continent - i suppose i was thinking of them as british when i thought victorian-looking. nice thing about glass how even very modest things can have character.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2006, 03:56:12 PM »
Gwion, they are still made I believe. I see some websites still selling new sets of these so there must be a current market - perhaps for tourists visiting wineries, etc.?. :)

My son loves them as he finds them almost impossible to knock over so no risk of the contents being wasted!  :lol: Where I live they seem quite easy to find in charity shops and are not too expensive (both of which are especially important when you're a teenager/student as he was when he started collecting them. When he finally leaves home and takes them with him I am going to have so much more glass cupboard space!)  :lol:

I have seen earlier patterns which are much fancier than these - they include prunts on the stem and so on - so they have been made over a long period of time in one way or another.  8)


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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2006, 04:27:45 PM »
Yeh, these were a quid for the four in a junk shop. Thanks for chapter and verse Ivo.
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