A Georgian Deceptive Dram Glass c1820

Heading : Deceptive dram glass 
Date : c1820
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Conical with double blade knop collar
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size : 10.2 cm height, 5.5 cm diameter bowl, 5.8 cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight: 144 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 a toast, toastmasters would use these bowls to give the impression that they were drinking a full glass. Deceptive glasses came in a number of styles with air twists, opaque twists, facet cut, and baluster stems all having examples. 


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  • Product Code: 21091229
  • Availability: Sold
  • £50.00

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