Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 26, 2015

Ale glasses were made in England mainly in the 18th C. and were intended for drinking ale or beer.  They varied in height, knop and stem styles.  The wrythen decoration shown on these three examples from our collection is created with spiral or swirling verticle ribs.


E6 Wrythen Ale, H: 6 inches, Mid 18th C.


E19 Wrythen Ale, H: 4 3/4 inches, Mid 18thc.


E29 Wrythen Ale, H: 4 1/3 inches, Mid 18th C.

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  1. Allaire Collection of Glass said, on November 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm


    Yes, these ales are all English. So happy to hear you are into English 18th Century glass. Do you have any of your own?

    We will be posting other features about English vessels so you may wish to check back occasionally. Thanks so much for your comments.

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