About this object

  • ID:

    34.139/1

  • Production date:

    1641-1660; 17th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: War, Plague and Fire: Homes and Interiors

  • This cider glass has a flute-shaped bowl and is diamond point engraved with the Royal Arms and the arms of the Scudamore family: three stirrups within lozenge-shaped escutcheon linked by festoons of fruit and flowers, with below, a stag beside a gate and five trees (three lopped and one a stump) and the letter S (for Scudamore) repeated three times. The trees are probably apple trees, since Scudamore had extensive cider apple orchards at Holme Lacy, his estate in Herefordshire. The stump is probably a grafted redstreak apple on to a root stock, and the lopped trees represent the early stages of pruning and training. By the 1660s cider production at Holme Lacy was a large-scale enterprise. A single redstreak apple tree could produce 300 gallons of cider a year, and by the end of 1667, ten boxes of cider weighing over 55 cwt were sent to London, the carriage alone costing more than £16.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 360 mm

  • Materials

    glass

  • Last Updated

    2017-07-28

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • CREDIT

    The Garton Collection of English Glass, presented in memory of the late Sir Richard Garton, G.B.E., by his Daughters and Grandchildren

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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