Learn about Ale Glass

A type of Georgian glass used for drinking beer. The first versions in use in the early 17th century had a short stem and a small conical bowl, but by the later 17th century the shape had evolved, with the vessel being taller and having a longer stem and a rounded conical bowl. The bowl was sometimes decorated with engravings of barley ears or hops.
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A Georgian ale glass etched with a coronet, circa 1760, 18 cm high

A massive Georgian conical ale glass, engraved with hops and barley, the plain stem with captured teardrop raised from a circular foot with folded rim and ground pontil. Height 30 cm

A Georgian wine glass together with a Georgian ale glass, circa 1750, (2) the wine glass having a flared drawn trumpet bowl with baroque engraving to the rim, supported on a multiple spiral air twist stem, supported on a folded foot, the ale glass with rou

Two 18th century Dram glasses and 18th century ale glass. Circa 1760 both with gadrooned bowl and knopped stem, the ale glass circa 1760 with trumpet funnel bowl, engraved with hops and barley, knopped stem, tallest 13 cm high (3)

A tall Georgian ale glass mid 18th century with a double knopped multi spiral air twist stem, approximately 20 cm high

A tall Georgian ale glass mid 18th century with etched motif of barley and opaque twist stem, approximately 20 cm high

A tall Georgian ale glass mid 18th century with single series air twist stem, approximately 20 cm high

A tall Georgian ale glass 18th century with opaque air twist stem, approximately 20 cm high

Eight various Georgian wine, ale and cordial glasses, each variously moulded with conical and fluted bowls, one with an etched vine decoration, the tallest 15 cm high. Provenance: Collection of Miss Lai Dashwood, United Kingdom Thence by descent

Seven various Georgian wine, ale and cordial glasses, each with a knopped stem and various shaped bowls, one with etched decoration, the tallest 16 cm high. Provenance: Collection of Miss Lai Dashwood, United Kingdom Thence by descent

A Georgian tall funnel bowl ale glass with knopped stem, circular foot and ground pontil mark. Height 17 cm

Six various Georgian rummers, each with bucket bowl on a plain stem with a conical foot and a similar small ale glass. (7) 14 cm & 12.5 cm high.

A Georgian ale glass with a funnel bowl on a knopped stem with a conical foot. Height 14 cm

Pair of 19th century ale glasses large heavy glass with thumb cut decorations. Height 18.5 cm

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