18th Century Blown Flip Glass


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Free blown aqua tumbler, referred to as a flip glass. Thick glass with striations and bubbles. 

Large open pontil on base. Heavy body and base wear indicate years of heavy use. A great centuries-old example. 


Tall tumblers, such as this, were used in the 18th century to mix “flip.” Flip consisted of liquor, spirits and sugar – heated by a toddy iron.  A popular winter drink. 



Date: Second half of the 18th century.


Size: 6 5/8″ tall.  5 3/4″ rim diameter.


Condition: Overall excellent.


Price: $161


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