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A Georgian Deceptive Dram Glass c1810

Heading : Deceptive dram glass 
Date : 1790-1820
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl and Stem : Conical with cut and polished printies. A blade knop collar and a ball knop above a drop knop
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 10.7cm height, 5.5 cm diameter bowl, foot 5.8cms

Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None

Weight :  184 grams

This handblown Georgian deceptive drinking glass, or sham dram, has a knopped stem, conical foot, and thick glass deceptive bowl. Of all the 18th century glass styles to have been lost this is one of the most interesting. In order to avoid embarrassingly slurring their way through multiple toasts, a toastmaster used such glasses to reduce the volume consumed.

Deceptive glasses were manufactured in a number of styles with air twists, opaque twists, facet cut, and baluster stems. This is a very good weighty example





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  • Product Code: 20070444
  • Availability: Sold
  • £65.00

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