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Engraved Victorian Half Pint and Quarter Pint Glass Tankards c1870

Heading : Two Victorian engraved  tankards and half pint and a gill
Date : c1870
Period : George III
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Cylinder and tapered cylinder. The gill has slice cuts and solid base, both engraved with foliate sprigs. Both handles with spade finish
Pontil : The gill has a broad polished pontil. The half pint has a sand pontil
Glass Type : Soda lime
Size : 10cm tall, 11cm bowl and 6.5cm foot

Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks. Some inclusions
Restoration : None

Weight :343 grams combined

Made for the tavern trade. Most of these glasswares were made in and around Sunderland and Newcastle or West Yorkshire two of the industrial powerhouses of the 19th century. The quarter pint, third pint, half pint, pint and quart were all legal measures of ber and the gill ( quarter pint) was a legal measure of wine and spirits. There was no specified legal measure for sherry or port, and how did we arrive at the schooner ? This requires research.

We can vouch for the quarter pint being in full functioning condition. This has been depolyed at the Old House Igtham Kent , the finest pub in all of Christendom and one of the very few still seving ale of wooden casks. Worked remarkably well for tasting all eight beers in one evening. Both would be ideal for CAMRA and GBBF festivals, may easily be carried in a  pocket or handbag



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  • Product Code: 2019011451
  • Availability: Sold
  • £45.00

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