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18th Century Toasting Glass on Folded Foot

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    A handsome c1770-90's toasting glass.  This stemmed drinking glass has a bowl in trumpet form.  The glass is clear and has no decoration, giving it a distinquished, tailored look.  Because it was a glass made for toasting, it has a folded foot.  This technique gave the stem extra strength to better live up to the thumps against the table it would receive, as the gentlemen drinking would hammer home their toasts by banging their glasses down after each one. Stands 4 3/4" tall; foot has a diameter of 2 1/2".  In excellent condition.     

    Fine, clear thick glass was used in the 18th and 19th centuries for drinking and toasting.  It was the practice that, after each toast, the glass would be brought down with a thump on the table or bar, to properly finish the toast.  Thick stems and feet were required.  This glass stands a hair over 4" tall; foot has a diameter of 2 1/4". Condition ~ beautiful! 

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