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Firing glasses

Scope note

Low drinking glasses having a short thick heavy stem and a heavy foot, and made with bowls of various shapes. They were used in private clubs, drinking societies, and at ceremonial occasions. So called from the custom of rapping the foot of the glass on the table which, in concert, sounded like gunfire.

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

300043235

Broader Terms used

drinking glasses

Equivalent Terms used

firing glass

Created

11yrs ago

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