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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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Georgian Tumbler Engraved With Admiralty Symbol c1780

Georgian Tumbler Engraved With Admiralty Symbol c1780

An antique glass tumbler engraved with an anchor and crown

£450.00

Engraved French Marriage Tumbler c1792

Engraved French Marriage Tumbler c1792

An excellent hand decorated example of antique glassware for sale

£80.00

Engraved 18th Century Quart Glass Tankard c1790

Engraved 18th Century Quart Glass Tankard c1790

An antique Bohemian glass tankard engraved with an aristocratic cypher

£430.00

Large Jacobite Engraved 18th Century Glass Tumbler c1750

Large Jacobite Engraved 18th Century Glass Tumbler c1750

An antique Jacobite engraved tumbler for collectors and investors

£1,350.00

18th Century Glass Tumbler Engraved With Hippocrates c1750

18th Century Glass Tumbler Engraved With Hippocrates c1750

An antique tumbler engraved with Asclepius the Greek God of medicine

£380.00

Engraved 18th Century Glass Tumbler c1820

Engraved 18th Century Glass Tumbler c1820

An antique whisky tumbler, a Scottish Antiques favourite

£270.00

Engraved Georgian Glass Tumbler c1820

Engraved Georgian Glass Tumbler c1820

An antique whisky tumbler, a collectors favourite

£390.00

Pair of Gilded 19th Century Tumblers c1860

Pair of Gilded 19th Century Tumblers c1860

An antique tumbler with gilt hunting scenes, a highly decorative piece

£150.00

Large Engraved Early 19th Century Glass Tankard

Large Engraved Early 19th Century Glass Tankard

An unusual Dutch engraved antique glass tankard with a hollow handle. The rib moulding and radial moulded base is typical of production from 1790 to 1830.

£190.00

18th Century Tankard Engraved With Agricultural Tools c1790

18th Century Tankard Engraved With Agricultural Tools c1790

A large engraved Georgian glass tankard engraved with farming implements and monogram

£450.00

Georgian Tumbler Engraved With Farming Implements c1780

Georgian Tumbler Engraved With Farming Implements c1780

An antique glass tumbler engraved with various farming implements

£450.00

Gilded Glass Tumbler With Monogram c1780

Gilded Glass Tumbler With Monogram c1780

This antique tumbler has a monogram .The gilding is in excellent order

£80.00

Gilded Continental Glass Tumbler c1820

Gilded Continental Glass Tumbler c1820

This antique tumbler has a form which gives reason to believe it is Bohemian in origin. The gilding is in excellent order

£125.00

Rare Bohemian Lidded Tankard c1790-1820

Rare Bohemian Lidded Tankard c1790-1820

A rare gilded tankard from Bohemia. The fine cutting and gilt decoration make this a wonderful piece, to have the lid intact only accentuates the rarity

£475.00

18th Century Bohemian Milk Glass Tankard

18th Century Bohemian Milk Glass Tankard

An antique enamelled Bohemian milk glass tankard. Milk glass was produced by adding tin oxide, antimony and very minor traces of arsenic to molten glass

£340.00

Fine Engraved And Gilded 18th Century Glass Tankard

Fine Engraved And Gilded 18th Century Glass Tankard

An antique tankard with wonderful gilding and a very large bowl. Possibly Swedish, Norwegian, Russian or Bohemian this tankard could carry the monogram of a number of dukes, lords or Tzars.

£545.00

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