Sherry Glasses

Contributed by Antiques Roadshow - Beverley

Fine sherry glasses. Fine craftsmanship on such delicate and tiny objects show the sophistication of the manufacturing process. Drinking sherry was popularised in the mid 19th century. Shows the longstanding relationship between Spain and Britiain, and sherry originally arrived in Bristol in mid 18th century. A drink that ladies were permitted to drink in polite society. Sherry is now very unfashionable and rarely drunk. These show how elaborate table settings were, where specific glasses were used for specific drinks.

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