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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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Georgian Glass Rummer c1800

Georgian Glass Rummer c1800

An exceptional Georgian glass rummer from c1800 in excellent condition.

£65.00

An Engraved Georgian Glass Rummer c1780

An Engraved Georgian Glass Rummer c1780

A beautifully engraved early Georgian rummer from c1780. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

19th Century Engraved Rummer

19th Century Engraved Rummer

A fine early 19th C rummer in excellent condition

£55.00

Engraved Georgian Bucket Bowl Rummer c1820

Engraved Georgian Bucket Bowl Rummer c1820

An angraved Georgian bucket bowl rummerc1820. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£65.00

An enamelled Bristol Blue Rummer Domed And Folded Foot c 1820

An enamelled Bristol Blue Rummer Domed And Folded Foot c 1820

A Georgian blue helmet and folded foot enamelled bowl from c1800. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£135.00

An Early 19th Century Rummer c1810

An Early 19th Century Rummer c1810

A fine Regency period rummer with incyurved bucket bowl

£75.00

 A Georgian Lipped Petal Moulded Bucket Bowl Rummer - c1820

A Georgian Lipped Petal Moulded Bucket Bowl Rummer - c1820

A Georgian lipped petal moulded bucket bowl rummer from c1830. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

Georgian In-Curved Bowl Engraved Glass Rummer c1820

Georgian In-Curved Bowl Engraved Glass Rummer c1820

This most usable Georgian rummer glass can be found alongside a wide range of antique drinking glasses on our scottishantiques.com online store

£85.00

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.

£250.00

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

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

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.

£310.00

Georgian Glass Rummer with Lemon Squeezer Foot c1800

Georgian Glass Rummer with Lemon Squeezer Foot c1800

The feet were often made in a separate glass house by "pinchers". Come and see this and more at the Scottish antique shop online

£135.00

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

£125.00

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