Cider glass

A photograph of a glass with a long stem.

Possibly Bristol, 1760-70

The engraved words 'No Excise' show that it was meant for cider, a serious competitor to beer in the West Country. The Government put a tax (excise duty) on cider in 1763. The owner, or manufacturer, of this glass was obviously opposed to any such tax. Some ciders were very strong, like modern 'scrumpy'.

Bequeathed by EM Roscoe, 1950.