Ale Glass

Artist/maker unknown, English

Geography:
Made in England, Europe

Date:
c. 1765

Medium:
Lead-crystal glass with wheel-engraved decoration; opaque-twist stem

Dimensions:
Height: 7 5/8 inches (19.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 114, American Art, first floor, Case 20, English & Irish Glass

Accession Number:
1953-29-52

Credit Line:
The George H. Lorimer Collection, 1953

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Label:
Appropriately, the engraved decoration on this ale glass depicts the two main ingredients of beer: barley, from which malt is made, and the hop vine, whose flower gives beer its bitter flavor.


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