RUMMERS

Rummers were made from the late 18th century through most of the 19th century.  Georgian rummers typically have ovoid bowls, many with lemon squeezer feet and were more thinly blown than later Victorian rummers.  The word rummer is thought to be a corruption of the word roemer, used on the Continent to define a cup-bowled glass with a prunted stem and pedestal foot.  However many people now believe that they took their name from the rum-based drinks such as punch for which they were used.  The value of Georgian and Victorian rummers varies due to a number of factors - how old they are, the condition in which they are found, the rarity value and in particular the engraving.  Many Georgian and Victorian rummers were essentially tavern glasses, sometimes crudely made and unadorned.  The most desirable rummers are those which illustrate some element of history through the engraving they bear.  Georgian and Victorian rummers are found with armorials, historical scenes, political slogans, masonic emblems, commemorative illustrations, and memorials along with many other types of decoration.  They vary in size with the larger ones thought to be either ceremonial or celebratory, although many were used as mixing rummers with the drink being lifted into drinking rummers for consumption.  For an extensive review of rummers read "A Social History Told in Glass" by Timothy Mills.



Early Victorian double-ogee bowl rummer

Early Victorian double-ogee bowl rummer

This is what we believe to be an early Victorian rummer glass dating from the beginning to middle of the 19th century, c1840.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with some 200 years of use. 
 
The glass has a double ogee bowl measuring 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a capstan stem and a conical foot which measures 7.7 cm (3.1 inches) in diameter and bears a rough pontil mark.  The glass is 13.5 cm (5.2 inches) in height.  It weighs 354  g.  (~ 12 1/2 oz.).   There is a small white inclusion, piece of...

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Price: £55.00

Georgian patterae & bucrania engraved large serving rummer

Georgian patterae & bucrania engraved large serving rummer

This is what we believe to be a large Georgian, engraved rummer, almost certainly originating from the atelier of James Giles (died 1780) or at least to his design, and dating from the very beginning of the 19th century, c1800.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the bowl and the rim of the foot consistent with some 200+ years of use. It has a polished out pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has an ovoid bowl measuring 14.3 cm (5.7 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a band of printies and stars below the rim and with the pattern of patterae and bucrania within a scrolled foliate...

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Price: £975.00

Georgian/Regency large cut glass mixing rummer or vase

Georgian/Regency large cut glass mixing rummer or vase

This is what we believe to be a magnificent, large, Georgian/Regency, bucket-bowl glass mixing rummer or vase dating from the beginning of the19th century, c1815.  Mixing rummers were used to mix drinks such as toddy that would then be lifted using a toddy lifter to the serving rummers from which the liquor would be drunk.
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with some 200 years of use.
 
The glass has a bucket-shaped bowl measuring 16 cm (6.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is heavily cut with a tooth-cut rim and panels of hobnail...

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Price: £255.00

Large late Georgian hop & barley engraved rummer

Large late Georgian hop & barley engraved rummer

This is what we believe to be a large, late Georgian, ovoid-bowled, hop and barley engraved ale glass or goblet dating from the early 19th century, c1820.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with some 200 years of use.  It has rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has an ovoid-shaped bowl measuring 14.3 cm (5.7 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is copper wheel engraved with a single hop to one side and with two pairs of barley ears on the other.  The barley ears flank the initials "SCR" engraved in stylised script.  The bowl sits on a capstan stem that leads to a...

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Price: £245.00

Large late Georgian vine-engraved bucket bowl rummer

Large late Georgian vine-engraved bucket bowl rummer

This is what we believe to be a large, late Georgian, bucket-bowled, vine-engraved rummer dating from the early 19th century, c1820.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with some 200 years of use.  
 
The glass has a bucket-shaped bowl measuring 14.3 cm (5.7 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is copper wheel engraved with a trailing, fruiting vine to the upper half and has a band of broad panel cuts to the lower part.  The bowl sits on a capstan stem with a medial cushion knop.  The stem leads to a shallow, star-cut, conical foot which measures 11.7 cm (4.7 inches) in diameter.  The...

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Price: £245.00

Late Georgian barrel bowl rummer, farming interest

Late Georgian barrel bowl rummer, farming interest

This is what we believe to be a late Georgian, barrel-bowled, engraved rummer of farming interest dating from the early 19th century, c1810.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with some 200 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a barrel-shaped bowl measuring 8 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is copper wheel engraved with a farmhouse within a garden and a pair of hoho birds to one side and with the initials "RE" below a plough flanked by a rake and hoe on the other.  The bowl sits on a capstan stem with a medial annular knop.  The stem...

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Price: £295.00


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