Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Looking forward to the Winter
It's about time you were shown another item from the vast collection held in my private museum. I don't think you have seen this before.
At first I thought it was a firing-glass from about 1740, but the foot is a little flimsy to be banged on a wooden table by a drunk person. Then I saw another almost identical one for sale by a glass dealer, described as a 'ship's glass' - from about 1740.
They are very low and very heavy, so stand less chance of sliding around or falling over in a ship on a rough sea.
I tend to use it in the Winter for the occasional whisky, but - thankfully - I don't use it that much. I have a taller, lighter version for every day wine drinking...