Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers
Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers
Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers
Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers
Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers
Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers
Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers
Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers

Pair of 'Sunderland Bridge' Rummers

c. 1830 UK

Offered by Graham Smith Antiques

£875 gbp
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A pair of early 19th century Georgian glass rummers.

The glasses have bucket shaped bowls, a bladed knop stem and a plain foot with a ground pontil mark.

The rummers are engraved with a scene of the iron "Sunderland Bridge" which was opened in 1796 but engraved glasses were still being made into the 19th century.

The engraving is of fine quality with a sailing ship under the bridge and the words "Sunderland Bridge River Wear" engraved beneath.

The rear of the glass has a central panel with the initials 'TJ T' (we think) in the middle and surrounded with decorative engraving of hops and barley.

The glasses are in excellent condition.

Circa 1830)

Height 15cm (5.9 inches)
Rim Diameter 10cm (3.9 inches)
Foot Diameter 8.8cm (3.5 inches)
In excellent condition
At the end of the 18th century the town of Sunderland needed a bridge to join the south bank where the town stood, to the north bank. At the time it was possible to cross the river by ferry or alternatively take the long journey up the River Wear to the closest crossing at Chester-le-Street. Two local politicians, Rowland Burdon and Ralph Milbanke backed the idea of a bridge so in 1792 a bridge committee was set up to design a bridge. An iron bridge had already been built in Coalbrookedale in Shropshire made of cast iron beams and this very modern idea to span the River Wear was decided upon.

The bridge took a couple of years to build and was finished in 1796 and at that time was the world’s largest single span bridge.
Stock Code
4307
Medium
GLASS
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