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Rummers

Georgian glass rummers are amongst the most useable of antique drinking glasses. They have generous sized bowls and pan topped forms are very suitable for strong bottled beers, in my humble opinion. This is much closer to their intended purpose than say a rum cocktail. The perceived wisdom is that the word "rummer" is just an anglicised version of the German word "roemer" a glass type that had been in use since the 16th century noted for its large capacity bowl.

Stem types are almost invariably plain with bladed collar knops and cushion knops. Rib moulded square feet, "lemon squeezer" shaped feet and large conical feet all feature. Thick square feet are surprisingly prone to being chipped and over the years the feet on these examples have been polished and reshaped many times, enhancements which can be easily detected. Also watch out for the monolithic serving rummers, varying from a yard (two and a half pints) to a gallon in capacity, which make excellent punch bowls and can be used for mixing cocktails. Hop and barley and grape and vine leaf engraving is common. On Regency examples look out for flute or petal cutting to the lower half of the bowl, with engravings above.

Engraved and commemorative rummers are also highly collectable. Those engraved with classical scenes from the trials of Hercules to passages from the Aneid or Greek and Roman mythology are amongst the finest glass engravings ever made and can still be found. Rummers commemorating the opening of the Sunderland Bridge in 1796 are quite common, those mourning the death of Admiral Nelson in 1805 with scenes of the funeral barge are highly sought after. Researching the engravings on rummers can be fascinating, deciphering a diamond point engraved cryptic message on a Rummer owned by a dragoon who was at the battle Waterloo or Talavera puts you "in touch" with both the engraver and history itself.

We would recommend that all our readers who have a particular interest in rummers track down a copy of Timothy Mills' recently published book Rummers - A Social History Told in Glass (ISBN 078-0-9926096-0-3) which is the first book - to our knowledge - that is entirely devoted to the subject.

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A  One And A Half Pint Union Engraved Rummer c1805

A One And A Half Pint Union Engraved Rummer c1805

This is engraved with roses and thistles dexter and sinister and shamrocks blended in on both sides. A true symbol of unity. The flag is not the second union flag which incorporates the St Patrick's saltire but the first Union flag alone. This is indicati

£325.00

A Georgian Bucket Bowl Rummer c1830

A Georgian Bucket Bowl Rummer c1830

A great example of a Georgian bucket rummer from the William IV period c1830. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£65.00

Large Georgian Bucket Bowl Rummer c1830

Large Georgian Bucket Bowl Rummer c1830

This generously sized Georgian rummer glass can be found on our scottishantiques.com online store. Here you will also find a wide range of our other antique drinking glasses and glass tableware which we hope will be of interest to you.

£70.00

Pair Cut Bucket Bowl Rummers c1835

Pair Cut Bucket Bowl Rummers c1835

"Star" type cuts on the underside of feet are too often overlooked. It is important to look at the mitre cuts themselves as they are a source of dating evidence. On some early examples the opposing face of each cut often differ in length and

£165.00

Georgian Petal Moulded Rummer Glass c1780

Georgian Petal Moulded Rummer Glass c1780

This delightful Georgian rummer glass with attractive petal moulded bowl can be seen in finer detail at scottishantiques.com online store. We are specialists in antique glassware and stock a wide range of rare, unusual and interesting antique drinking gla

£65.00

Superb Pair Large Bucket Bowl Rummers c1825

Superb Pair Large Bucket Bowl Rummers c1825

These are the finest examples that we have offered for sale to date.

£175.00

Davenport Patent Rummer with Patent Mark c1810

Davenport Patent Rummer with Patent Mark c1810

An old rummer glass with a shape more akin to a brandy balloon, a collectors piece

£310.00

Georgian Rummer With Lemon Squeezer Foot c1800

Georgian Rummer With Lemon Squeezer Foot c1800

An antique rummer with what is commonly known as a lemon squeezer foot for sale

£80.00

Davenport Patent Rummer with Patent Mark c1810

Davenport Patent Rummer with Patent Mark c1810

An old rummer glass with a shape more akin to a brandy balloon. The rummer is the swiss army knife of drinking glasses, perfect for beer, wine and spirits.

£300.00

A Pan Topped Rummer c1840

A Pan Topped Rummer c1840

A pan top rummer glass from the Victorian period which can be found on our on-line store at Scottish Antiques

£45.00

Georgian Rummer With Lemon Squeezer Foot c.1800

Georgian Rummer With Lemon Squeezer Foot c.1800

A fine Georgain glass rummer with a lemon squeezer foot, perfect for everyday usage. They were made to last

£135.00

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