An Engraved Victorian Gaming Tumbler 1850-75
Heading : An engraved Victorin gaming tumbler
Period : Victoria 1850-75
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Decagon cut shaped body with hollow base containing three dice and engraved with Pugilists BF 1795
Pontil : Sand polished pontil
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 10.2cm height, 8.5cm diameter bowl, 7.7cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
This is lead glass and will not have been made in Bohemia and imported. The gentlemen are engaged in a "Boxing Fight" as it was known under the "London rules". It was not until The Marquess of Queensbury sponsored a new set of rules that required the use of gloves that boxing became a favourite of the upper classes.
"Bare Knuckle" boxing is still legal in the UK, some is undertaken in a ring with ropes, otherwise it is simply a ring scraped in the ground in a field usually behind a pub. This traditional sport is still active across the country and within our fine Romany and Traveller communities.
- Product Code: 21061743
- Availability: Sold