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Firing glass (pair)

Firing glass (pair)
Title
Firing glass (pair)
Date 
1790-1820
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
each: 4 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 11.7 x 7 cm )
Description 
Pair of colorless non-lead blown glass firing glasss; truncated conical bowl with drawn stem with large bubble joined with an annulated wafer to conical foot with pontil mark; wheel-engraved crowned monogram (FKC) within laurel wreath.
Object Number 
INV.545ab
Gallery Label 
Firing glasses are characterized by their short, sturdy stems and heavy feet, although they are found with bowls of different shapes. Used at private clubs, drinking societies, and ceremonies, their name derives from the tradition of rapping their feet on the table, which, in large numbers, sounds like guns firing.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group