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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 16, 2020

Two pocket tumblers in the Allaire Glass Collection


Remarks: A pocket tumbler is a glass vessel which was carried by a traveler in a pouch or pocket.  Tumblers were blown and flattened to an oval shape then decorated sometimes with trailing of contrasting color to the body of the vessel. A large number of pocket tumblers were made in Spain from the early-17th though the late-18th century.

21E: Pocket tumbler(pictured above) is 10 cm high and weighs 234g. We believe it was made in Spain in the early 17th to the late 18th century. It has a distinct decorative chain or spectacle pattern of blue green trailing.

30E: This pocket tumbler(pictured above) is a golden honey color with thin white trailing. This vessel is unusual because of its color, type of trailing and its small size.  Height 7.3 cm and wight 102g. We also believe it was made in Spain, or Germany in the early 17th to the late 18th century.

Both have one thing in common the origin and date of these glasses are unknown because no parallels could be found for them. If any one knows of parallels or something about these beautiful and interesting vessels please leave a comment below.  Thanks for your help.

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