A Pair of Sunderland Bridge Rummers c.1820
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A fine pair of Sunderland Bridge souvenir rummers dating from the early part of the 19th century. The glasses have a bucket shaped bowls supported on a capstan stem with medial bladed knop sitting on a plain conical foot with ground pontil mark. The front of the bowl is engraved with a representation of the Sunderland Bridge under which is a two masted collier brig. The reverse has a foliate cartouche engraved with the initials “ISMcK”. It is interesting to note that “Sunderland Bridge” rummers are in fact depictions of the Wearmouth Bridge, opened in August 1796. At the time the bridge was the longest single span, cast-iron bridge ever built.
Height 5¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 3⅝ inches;
Foot diameter 3 inches.
Both glasses are in immaculate, unrestored, condition with minimal wear to the bowl rims and feet.