Two early 17th century wine glasses

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Two early 17th century wine glasses

These wine glasses illustrate the forms of North European drinking glass which arrived on the Exeter market in the early 17th century. They are in a greyish glass, which may reflect the use of coal-fired kilns in the place of traditional wood firing. The distinctive ‘cigar-shaped’ stems are paralleled by many finds in London, which may be the source of some or all of these finds.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum Exeter Archaeology

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