Dating antique wine glasses

The rummer is nicely engraved, it has a good colour to the glass and good wear to the base.

To the top rim it has some nibbles to the glass which could be polished out.

There are no chips or cracks and only a slight scratch to the base of one glass (seen on photo 4 at 6 o clock position).

Plucking the rims reveal a blemish free clear glass ring tone.

The stem of the glass would be supported by the lip of the rinser.It has been reproduced in Bohemia, which is now a part of the Czech Republic.Bohemian glass became popular in the United States beginning in the 1890s.Cut glass decreased in popularity during World War I, and with Prohibition, many companies, such as Dorflinger, went out of business. Collectors should also be wary of fake cut glass, which started to materialize in the 1980s.Authenticity can often be determined by a black light test.

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