Skip to main content

Water glasses

Scope note

Drinking glasses intended for water; also a term applied in 18th-century England to a glass of cylindrical form to distinguish it from a tumbler, which has an incurving base.

Term type


Getty AAT term number


Broader Terms used

drinking glasses

Equivalent Terms used

water glass


11yrs ago

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Terminology definition for: water glasses" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-11-26 23:26:42

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Terminology definition for: water glasses|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-11-26 23:26:42|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...