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Liqueur glass or rummer (one of six)

Probably Bohemia



3-1/2 in x 1-7/8 in (dia); base: 1-1/2 in x 1-1/2 in


Colorless nonlead glass

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of Mrs. John T. Geoghegan

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The set of liqueur glasses was purchased from Ellen Paul Denker for use in the Wilson-Warner House.


Small wine glasses, made to serve sweet liqueurs after dinner, were called liqueur glasses. Today, they are often called cordials. This glass, having a blown, ovoid-shaped bowl attached to a squared stepped base, is a rummer in form (namely, a drinking glass with a very short stem between the bowl and foot) and may have been called that in its time of origin.  The bowl has an engraved stylized vine with a rope below encircling the top above faceted panels.  The disk at the base of the bowl is also faceted.  An eight-pointed star is cut into the underside of the base.  

Glass 1983.173.2 was photographed.

Bohemian glasswares were cheaper than lead-glass wares from England and Ireland and found a ready market in the United States.