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Rare English Wine Glass Rinser; c 1810

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 409068

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Wine rinsers or wine washers were used to cool or rinse wine glasses between courses of meals. At formal meals of this type, beer or ale would not be served. Therefore, the engraving of hops and barley on this rinser is very unusual and a bit inexplicable, as this type engraving was specifically used on ale glasses. The rinser is 3 1/2" tall and 4' in diameter.