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A Novelty Boot Glass With Toes

Heading : A novelty drinking glass
Period : Modern
Origin : Unknown.
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Funnel with heel and toes
Pontil : Polished pontil on the heel
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  20.5cm height, 8.0cm diameter bowl
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks . A few light scratches
Restoration : None
Weight:  305grams 

We have never seen an example like this before. The glass does not stand upright on its foot, only on the rim. There is some limited wear on the rim and a few scratches on the body. The glass is clean, there are no inclusions and it is bright.

The CAMRA and SPBW member in residence and self proclaimed "research based beer expert" says that this would be ideal for beer festivals. It has a one pint capacity with room for a head. He has seen large boots being sold at Oktoberfest but never a glass with toes. In my experience of beer festivals I would be astounded if anyone remembers very much at all.

Antique drinking glasses in the form of boots are known from the 16th century. 18th and early 19th century snuff boxes were made from glass in various shoe and ladies boot shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20100105
  • Availability: 1
  • £55.00


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