Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ENGLISH INNKEEPER’S WINE GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 6, 2018

126E Allaire Collection

Date: 1820,  Hight: 9.6 cm,  Volume: 27 ml,  Weight: 175 g

Remark: This 1820 wine glass from England can be called an illusion or a trick glass.  An innkeeper, bartender or a toastmaster could then use it to his advantage. The reason for this being that when the glass is filled it only contains about half the the volume while looking full. In that way the innkeeper could stay a bit sober and make some (extra) money when he was offered a drink by a guest at the bar. In Dutch it is called  a waardglas (innkeeper’s glass).

Parallels:see glass #64 Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen 

Provenance: Mark J. West   http://www.markwest-glass.com/

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  1. wynkin said, on July 4, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Were they not also used for toasts, so it looked like you had a full glass at every toast?


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