Tall Rare Georgian Barley Wine Glass c1750
Heading : A tall barley wine glass
Date : c.1750
Period : George II
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Pointed funnel. Engrabed with two pairs of ears of barley in saltite
Stem : Plain
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 19cm tall, 6.8cm bowl and 8.5 cm foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight : 225 grams
Additional Information :
This is the only the second example of a barley wine glass with a double saltire that we have made available since 2002 and only the fourth barley wine glass. Please note that barley wine does not require hops to act as a preservative, it is a true wine, the alcohol content alone will suffice.
We are lovers of barley wine. If you can find a bottle of Harvietouns "Old Engline Oil" please buy it. This is a meal in a glass. They do have some superb names. Exmoor Beast, Skull Splitter and Extinction Ale to name but a few. Bass No 1 is widely available and it was popular additive to Wilsons bitter in Manchester which otherwise was tasteless and lacking in body.
References : Examples with standard engraving can be found in,
Investing In Gregorian Glass. By Ward Lloyd – Page 61.
Dwarf Ale Glasses and their Victorian Successors By Stephen Parry – Page 3.
- Product Code: 2018010948
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