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Ale Glass

Artist/maker unknown, English

Made in England, Europe

c. 1750

Lead-crystal glass with wheel-engraved decoration

Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 214, American Art, second floor, Case 20, English & Irish Glass

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Credit Line:
The George H. Lorimer Collection, 1938

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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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