View Larger Rummer


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.


Colorless glass rummer; blown ovoid bowl with collar below; solid pressed base comprised of four-sided flaring stem and stepped foot with cut and polished sides; wheel engraved border around the top of the bowl consisting of a horizontal band of alternating stars and polished ovals, enclosed within parallel lines and zigzag lines; twelve cut flutes around base of bowl.







Overall: 5 1/2 in. x 3 11/16 in. x 3 11/16 in. (13.97 cm x 9.35 cm x 9.35 cm)

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Purchased by the A. Alfred Taubman Acquisition Endowment Fund and partial gift of an anonymous donor, 2004

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Colors (Beta)

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