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19TH CENTURY TUMBLERS

Whilst I know there will be more types I essentially only have two types of 19th century tumblers; early ones and aesthetic movement late ones. The early ones are like whiskey tumblers you might buy today and are clearly recognisable as such. The late 19th century ones really relate to the aesthetic movement and have a historic element to them in that they are copying Roman and medieval glass.

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Tumblers

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Description, References and Size

This is a tumbler with a fluted cut base. Made circa.1800.

This tumbler might go with a number of my plainer decanters. The fact is, the tumblers are very rare and the decanters more common. In the picture the glass has a slightly silky look to it. This is surface wear, and this is why such glasses are so rare. They get heavily used and broken or thrown away.

The other thing about early tumblers like this is that you won't find them in reference books unless they have fancy engraving. I only know what this is because I have so many period decanters with the same cutting and have a feel for how old glass is. If you look in the section on Decanters and look at the Georgian Decanters you will see the type of decanter I mean.

Height: 5.75 inches

Width: 2.5 inches

This is an Irish tumbler with panel cut base and a frieze of vesica and diamond. Made circa.1820s-30s.

Over several years I have been able to acquire a decanter and bucket bowl glass that would make up a service for this tumbler. I have not been able to do this for any of my other decanters of this period. There have been opportunities but my pocket just doesn't stretch to paying full retail.

Height: 5.75 inches

Width: 2.5 inches

This is a footed straw opal tumbler glass with four dimples. Made circa.1880-1900.

This might be a Whitefriars glass but I can't find a reference for it. The colour in this glass is created by added uranium to the glass mix, and the pale ghosting in the middle the glass is created by reheating the glass and pulling out of the furnace quick when you see the effect you want appear.

Height: 5.75 inches

Width: 2.5 inches

This is a tumbler glass with four dimples inter-spaced by vertical rigoree. Made circa.1880-1900.

This might also be a Whitefriars glass but again I can't find a reference for it. This would be typical of Whitefriars in that Barnaby Powell who was designing a lot of the glass at that time based a lot of his designs on glass from various ancient excavations and European museums. This glass looks like a Roman design and just the kind of thing he would produce an interpretation of.

Height: 5.75 inches

Width: 2.5 inches

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