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A 19th Century Drinking Glass Boot

Heading : A 19th century coaching glass
Date : 1800-1840
Period : George III - Victoria
Origin : English
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Round funnel with applied hollow handle ( the toe) and applied disc "heel"
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 9cm height
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight : 32 Grams

Many authors associate these glasses to the unpopular prime minister Lord Bute who resigned in 1763 after one year in office. Boot simply being a pun on Bute or "boot out Bute". This satirical swipe would have lost its appeal quite quickly and does not explain why they were still being made over 80 to100 years later.

 

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  • Product Code: 20100125
  • Availability: 1
  • £50.00


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