Early 20th century (?) shot glass? Need help to ID.

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Early 20th century (?) shot glass? Need help to ID.

Post by Jacqui S on March 17th 2017, 6:02 pm




This glass is owned by my 96 year old Grandad who said it came from his parents. He thinks it could be 'really old' though I suspect it isn't likely to be pre 20th century. It would be good to have an idea of its likely history because I've not seen anything like it before. It is what I would call a 'shot glass' with a heavy base which has small bubbles in the glass. The main body is engraved with basic flowers and diamond shapes. It has vertical ridges in the top section of the glass. There are small vertical scratches approx 2-4mm inside the lip. The glass is 9cm height, 8.5cm diameter and 0.5cm dent in base which is smooth.
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Post by Stuart38 on October 17th 2017, 9:02 pm

Hi, it looks like a glass made by Chance Brothers, it's a Lotus tot glass. There have been other examples engraved like that, I have a Lotus dish
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Post by Jacqui S on October 17th 2017, 10:20 pm

Thanks for this reply, it's great to have some info to share with my Grandad. Do you happen to have an idea what decade it was most likely made in? Best wishes, Jacqui
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Post by Stuart38 on October 18th 2017, 7:11 am

Hi, they were made between 1948 and 1953 at the factory in Smethwick. They are often seen with transfer prints, these engraved ones are rarely seen. I'm glad I've been able to help, Stuart
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Post by Jacqui S on October 19th 2017, 10:46 pm

Thanks Stuart, do you / did you work for them? Your knowledge is impressive. Jacqui
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