Overall: 6 x 4 1/4 in. ( 15.2 x 10.8 cm )
Colorless blown and cut lead glass rummer; ovoid bowl cut with flutes joined by inverted baluster stem to pedestal foot; bowl engraved with band of ivy, wheat, and other foliage, underside of base engraved with man hanging from a gallows.
The meaning of the depiction of the hanging on the base of the rummer is a mystery; the only similar example found is a mid-18th century engraved goblet commemorating the hanging of Admiral Byng in 1757 (see publications).
Gift of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.