A charming set of six early 19th Century (c.1810) Regency period wine glass rinsers or coolers. These rinsers have cut glass faceted sides with two shaped lips around the top, adjacent to each other. The rinsers stand 9 cm high and have a circumference of 29cm without the spout lips.
They are in perfect condition.
Wine rinsers, or wine coolers as they were sometimes called, would be used to rinse one's wine glass between the various wine courses of an elaborate dinner. The rinsers would be conveniently placed within easy reach of every diner, and partially filled with the coldest water available to facilitate in the task of rinsing or cooling one's glass. The wine glass would be inverted into the water so that the stem could easily rest upon either of the two lips flanking the rim, as demonstrated in the photograph above. The diner would then gently swirl the foot of the wine glass to rinse it. If the glass was to be cooled in preparation for the next wine, it would remain in the water until it was time to imbibe.
- Nombre d’articles
- Objet en verre, Rince-verres à vin
- REGENCY WINE GLASS RINSERS OR COOLERS
- Période estimée
- XIXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Grande Bretagne
- Comme neuf, inutilisé