Grand Auctions is a Kent auction house situated in Folkestone. We are a specialist, internet based auction house dealing in paintings, jewellery, watches, gold and silver, quality glass, ceramics and Asian art. On our staff we have a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader, a published art biographer and a general valuer who spent six years in the valuations department at Christie’s.
Everything we sell is photographed and given global exposure both on our own website and on www.the-saleroom.com. We run a live online bidding facility during sales and prospective buyers are welcome to view all lots at our premises prior to each auction. View our next auction catalogue here.
British rummers were initially produced during the Georgian period from around 1780 onwards. The name rummer is thought to probably derive from the Germanic word 'roemer' meaning ‘Roman type’. Roemers were in fact traditional German wine glasses produced during the 15th and 16th centuries. They would typically have been designed with a flared foot and decorated with prunts in the the form of blackberries, raspberries or lions' heads applied to the stem and functioning as a grip. Roemers were not produced in Britain during this period. However, a few were known to have been made in England towards the end of the 17th century.Read More