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Amethyst Glass Grog Mug c1800

Heading : A amethyst glass grog mug
Period : George III
Date : c1770-1810
Origin : England
Colour : Amethyst
Bowl : Bucket with folded rim.  Three eighths of a pint capacity. Gilded " A Present from Hull"
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :   10.6cm tall, 10.5cm bowl, 6.5cm foot
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight : 194g

 

Navel grog is 1/8th a pint of rum diluted with two parts water. This has a 3/8t pint capacity. This was intended to be used and not just a momento.

There is little evidence of Hull being a tourist destination in the 19th century. It was however a very significant port for both the coastal trade within Britan and across the North sea. It was also known for its whaling fleet and William Wilberforce, the man who was instrumental in the abolition of slavery.

Hull also played a huge role in the transmigration route from Scandanavia and Eeatsern Europe to North America but this does not arise until the railway route to Liverpool was developed in the second half of the 19th century.

We have contacted the Hull museum and await their input as to the inspiration for making such an item

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 2018090402
  • Availability: Sold
  • £90.00

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