The heavy, stepped foot of this vessel and its engraved decoration suggest it was purchased by George Washington in the 1790s. The Washingtons likely used it to serve cider or beer during the first course of dinners at Mount Vernon. Rummers derived their name from the German drinking glass known as a "roemer," which featured a large bowl. More

Date

1790-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Glass


Dimensions

Overall: 5 1/2 in. x 3 7/16 in. x 3 7/16 in. (13.97 cm x 8.74 cm x 8.74 cm)
Other (base): 2 3/8 in. x 2 7/16 in. (6.05 cm x 6.2 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1957


Object Number

W-2110


Colors


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