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A Trick Glass Tumbler c1850

Heading : A trick glass tumbler
Period : Victoria
Origin : England or continent
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Double walled cylinder
Foot : Pierced and stoppered
Pontil : Moulded
Glass Type : Lead free
Size : 9.3 cm height, 8.3 cm diameter bowl, 6.8 cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight: 285 grams

The deceptive bowl has an outer chamber which is filled from the foot and sealed with a cork. The user may then separately fill the bowl of the glass in the usual manner.

It could have been used for two or more reasons, namely playing a party trick on guests or for a simple proposition bet wagering against the unknowing drinking the entire contents.

Reference. The Victoria and Albert museum collection number C.112-1914




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