Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ANTIQUE TRICK OR DECEPTIVE GLASSES

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 17, 2020

Practical jokes are tricks played on someone in order to make them look foolish and to amuse others and have been around for as long as history. It is not surprising to find them in glass containers. They are called trick, joke, puzzle jug, siphon glass, innkeeper, bartender, toastmaster, or deceptive glasses.  Below are three examples of this type.  Click on the description above the picture to get more interesting  information on these object.  Then use the back arrow to come back to the post.

FACON de VENISE TRICK GOBLET of the Allaire Collection

 

89E Facon de Venise trick glass C. 1650

A VENETIAN TOASTMASTER’S OR DECEPTIVE GLASS WITH SPIKED GADROONS of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

#130 A Venetian toastmaster’s or deceptive glass with spiked gadroons

ENGLISH INNKEEPER’S WINE GLASS of the Allaire Collection

 

 

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