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Glass rummer

Glass rummer
Title
Glass rummer
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 14.9 x 10.8 cm )
Description 
Colorless lead glass rummer with large blown bowl, short cylindrical stem; bowl cut with frosted, wavy, feather-edged band with elongated ovals cut along center; three anchors cut in frosted medallions above band, and three stars cut in frosted medallions below band; pressed base with circular, double domed upper portion and square lower portion with interior impressed with ribbed cone.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number 
1965.780b
Gallery Label 
Rummers are characterized by their large, ovoid bowls and heavy feet. Their use was not limited to the drinking of rum, although the beverage was very popular during the early nineteenth century, when many rummers were made.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group