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Rummers

The ubiquitous antique glass rummer is perhaps one of the broadest classifications of drinking glasses, with a wide variety of shaped bowl, bucket bowls being amongst the most popular. Baluster stem, plain stem, knopped stem and some twist stem styles, other finishes and decoration falling under the broad remit of the name. With its derivation firmly entrenched in the parochial adoption of the German name roemer - glasses originating from Holland and the Rhineland with considerably smaller bowls and often seen in old masters paintings - the accepted classic "anglicised form" dictates that it should have a commodious bowl, short stem and substantial foot, the design pattern for the 19th century Victorian rummer.

 

It is difficult not to be too dismissive of antique drinking glasses often made in a plain fashion or in sets for use by the public at large, or even within the tavern trade, but it must not be forgotten that there are notable examples of almost every type of glassware, no matter how commonplace the majority of pieces may seem to be. The Victorian glass rummer is no exception, and with diversity having elicited many different forms, Victorian artistry has given rise to some exceptional pieces. From flashed colouration applied to the edges of moulded petal scaling through finely detailed cutting to remarkable engraving which took advantage of the relatively large, plain faces to accommodate meticulous and intricate images in intaglio, there are many rummers which are particularly eye catching, and they can make for an engaging collection if one seeks out these more fetching examples. 

 

That said, so wide was the use of 19th century rummers that accumulating a collection of pieces decorated for presentation or commemoration can impart much about common social history - you will find weddings, sporting events, births, deaths, notable achievements and much of the miscellany of Victorian life recorded on rummers of the period, which were often presented as gifts having been appropriately embellished or personalised. Fully-coloured or sparingly highlighted rummers are more rarely encountered and make for another intriguing sphere of speciality in their own right - consider the striking examples which have white rims, Bavarian in origin and - it has been postulated - intended specifically for use with the pale wheat beers or hefeweizen of the region. 

 

Of a slightly more tangental departure from the norm than simply one of the many variations in shape it is possible to chance upon larger than average rummers which feature pouring lips moulded in to their rim. Such a piece is likely to be a mixing or toddy rummer, which in part may give some credence to the purported relevance of the name to the use of the vessel with rum itself. This was often a constituent part of a hot toddy, initially mixed in the larger rummer with the rum, brandy - occasionally gin - water, lemon juice and spices being blended together. This concoction would then have been decanted in to smaller rummers, simply poured or with the aid of a toddy lifter, at which point sugar would have been added to taste and ground in with a glass "toddy stick", an ancestor of the modern "muddler" - a process which over time would have clouded the glass and left indelible scratches to indicate the use of at least some rummers for the consumption of the drink after which they are so often (and erroneously) thought to have been named.

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Masonic Engraved Victorian Punch Bowl c1850

Masonic Engraved Victorian Punch Bowl c1850

A very fine Masonic rummer from c1850 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including more Masonic collectables and Victorian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£475.00

Diamond Point Engraved Victorian Rummer c1860

Diamond Point Engraved Victorian Rummer c1860

A fine engraved Victorian rummer. A gentleman wearing a melon domed hat with two slight hounds on the leash are in pusuit of a hare. Set amidst a landscape with domed hills, an ash tree grasses and birds in flight

£295.00

Pair Victorian Bucket Bowl Rummers c1860

Pair Victorian Bucket Bowl Rummers c1860

Rummers , the go to drinking vessel of the 19th cemntury

£75.00

Pair of Victorian Slice Cut Rummers c1880

Pair of Victorian Slice Cut Rummers c1880

Pair of Victorian slice cut rummers from c1880 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including Georgian and Victorian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£65.00

Victorian Pan Top Rummer c1880

Victorian Pan Top Rummer c1880

A very fine Victorian pan top rummer from c1880 in excellent condition. For more Victorian glassware and silverware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£35.00

Very Large Sunderland Bridge Rummer With Coin c1840

Very Large Sunderland Bridge Rummer With Coin c1840

A very large Sunderland Bridge Rummer with coin in excellent condition. For more antique glassware including air twist, opaque twist, and baluster stem Georgian wine glasses please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£450.00

Mid 19th Century Engraved Deceptive Rummer

Mid 19th Century Engraved Deceptive Rummer

A stunning mid 19th century rummer in excellent condition. For more antique glassware including Georgian wine glasses, other Georgian drinking glasses, and Victorian drinking glasses as well as a wide range of antique silverware and porcelain please visit

£55.00

Pair of Victorian Slice Cut Rummers c1860

Pair of Victorian Slice Cut Rummers c1860

A fine pair of Victorian slice cut rummers in excellent condition from c1860. For more Victorian drinking glasses, Georgian drinking glasses, antique silverware, and antique porcelain please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

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