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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.

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  • Posted by Robin Newcombe

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