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Rummer

Object Number: 
1965.780h
Date: 
Probably 1800-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 4 1/4 in. ( 15.2 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown and cut lead glass rummer; ovoid bowl cut with flutes joined by inverted baluster stem to pedestal foot; bowl engraved with band of ivy, wheat, and other foliage, underside of base engraved with man hanging from a gallows.
Gallery Label: 
The meaning of the depiction of the hanging on the base of the rummer is a mystery; the only similar example found is a mid-18th century engraved goblet commemorating the hanging of Admiral Byng in 1757 (see publications).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group