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Rummers

18th century glass rummers and early 19th century examples are  highly collectable and the most functional of all antique stemwares. 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.

Stem types on these Georgian drinking glasses are almost invariably short and plain, there are some with knopped stems. Rib moulded square feet, "lemon squeezer" shaped feet and large conical feet all feature. Thick glass 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.

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 constant use throughout the 17th century and earlier.

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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Very Large Georgian Rummer with Lemon Squeezer Foot c1800

Very Large Georgian Rummer with Lemon Squeezer Foot c1800

Big enough for a pint of beer topped up with a bottle of barley wine and still room for the head. If you are looking for an 18th century glass to use as a gin balloon then this will serve you well

£110.00

A Georgian Glass Rummer With Square Foot c1805

A Georgian Glass Rummer With Square Foot c1805

If you would like an example without some fritting on the square base then you will need to buy a restored example. They are invariably a little worn unless restored of later 19th or 20th century examples

£70.00

A Good 19th Century Glass Rummer c1835

A Good 19th Century Glass Rummer c1835

There were so many copies made of this mid 19th century style during the first thirty years of the 20th century that it is a real pleasure to have some genuine 19th century examples. These were an attic discovery in Cirencester.

£55.00

An English Glass Rummer c1840

An English Glass Rummer c1840

There were so many copies made of this mid 19th century style during the first thirty years of the 20th century that it is a real pleasure to have some genuine 19th century examples. These were an attic discovery in Cirencester.

£55.00

A Late Georgian or Victorian Rummer c1840

A Late Georgian or Victorian Rummer c1840

There were so many copies made of this mid 19th century style during the first thirty years of the 20th century that it is a real pleasure to have some genuine 19th century examples. These were an attic discovery in Cirencester.

£50.00

Sunderland Bridge Rummer c1820

Sunderland Bridge Rummer c1820

A Sunderland Bridge rummer from c1830 in goodcondition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, pleawse visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£190.00

A "Sunderland Bridge" Rummer c1830

A "Sunderland Bridge" Rummer c1830

Bucket bowl engraved with a depiction of the Sundernd Bridge, opposite a cartouche of hop leaves and barley with monogram AJL to AA. A finely engraved English glass rummer

£245.00

A Sunderland Bridge Rummer c1830

A Sunderland Bridge Rummer c1830

The opening of the Sunderland Road bridge with its incredible span for the period made it a tourist attraction for decades to come. There was more to Sunderland than just Roker park and the Roker Roar. A fine engraved English glass rummer.

£245.00

Sunderland Bridge Rummer c1830

Sunderland Bridge Rummer c1830

A very fine Sunderland Bridge rummer from c1830. For more Georgian drinking glasses as well as a wide range of other antique glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£250.00

Odd Fellows Engraved Georgian Rummer c1830

Odd Fellows Engraved Georgian Rummer c1830

A very fine Odd Fellows engraved Georgian rummer in excellent condition. For more Georgian drinking glasses, Victorian glasses and our wide range of other antique glassware, silverware, and porcelain please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£295.00

Britannia Engraved Georgian Rummer c1820

Britannia Engraved Georgian Rummer c1820

A very fine engraved Georgian rummer depicting Britannia guarding a ship. For more Georgian drinking glasses as well as our wide range of antique glassware and art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£425.00

Sunderland Bridge Bucket Bowl Rummer c1830

Sunderland Bridge Bucket Bowl Rummer c1830

The 1796 Sunderland Road Bridge as it should be known was considered to be a major engineering achievement of the era.

£255.00

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