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Flip Glass

Hand-blown flip glass with two ridges of glass at base of bowl and one ledge on foot. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term was first used in 1695 to describe a mixture of beer, rum, and sugar that was heated with a red-hot iron.

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7 1/4” high - 2 1/4” across lip

Estimated date: Mid 18th century



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie