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Tankards and Tumblers

Georgian glass tankards and tumblers, together with rummers, are amongst the most useable of 18th century Georgian glasses. I have a very good friend in Kent who goes to his local pub, The Old House in Ightham, carrying a mid 18th century hop and barley engraved mug with a gadrooned bottom and ribbed handle. From the glass collector's perspective this type of behaviour cannot be condoned, however, as a fellow beer lover I admire him greatly. The glass holds a half yard (a pint and a  quarter) but he only pays for the standard pint !

Typically tankards of this period sit on a foot ring that is either plain, conical or folded, and some are found with folded trumpet feet. They are generally baluster-shaped and can be plain bowled or feature gadrooning to the base with some earlier examples having "nipt diamond waies" - trailed decoration around the top of the bowls. Another attractive feature is that many can be found with coins set into the base of the bowl, the most common date to find is 1787 which is the only year of coin minting for King George III. Without these coins many such tankards could easily be mistaken for earlier examples as the form was produced over a long period of time.

Period tumblers and small beakers are widely used by collectors for a nip or a wee dram. Some of the personal period engravings are wonderfully captivating and vary from Jabobite symbology to the rhymes created by the love-struck heart and they still resonate today. Political message engravings are not uncommon, as well as those wishing "success to..." various commercial ventures, societies and even race horses!

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A Bohemian Engraved Tumbler The Pursuit c1770

A Bohemian Engraved Tumbler The Pursuit c1770

this is clearly a comedy rather than a hunt. The animals being chased away are simply returning behind the farmers back. This may be a lesson in not fighting with nature, or live and let live. A hunt it is certainly not, pitchforks are not a tool of the h

£750.00

Large Engraved Georgian Glass Tumbler Hunting Scene c1800

Large Engraved Georgian Glass Tumbler Hunting Scene c1800

Hunting scenes in continuous landscapes lend themselves well to be ing depicted on glass as a medium.

£375.00

Bohemian Engraved Glass Tumbler Depicting Hunting Scene c1770

Bohemian Engraved Glass Tumbler Depicting Hunting Scene c1770

The glass depicts gentleman who are are engaged in a wild boar hunt otherwise known as "pig sticking". This was a sport practiced by cavalry as this required a great deal of good horsemanship. Once the boar had been flushed, usually with dogs, t

£350.00

Engraved Georgian Glass Tankard c1830

Engraved Georgian Glass Tankard c1830

This attractive Georgian regency period glass tankard with engraved hops and barley can be seen in finer detail by visiting our online antique glassware store at scottishantique.com.

£185.00

Engraved Early 19th Century Glass Punch Cup

Engraved Early 19th Century Glass Punch Cup

An engraved Dutch antique glass cup with a strap handle

£75.00

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