Dating in the eighteenth century

If Georgian drinking glasses aren't what you are looking for then, from time to time, you'll find eighteenth century candlesticks, decanters, jelly glasses, kitchenalia, oil lamps, sweetmeats, taper sticks, wine bottles and other items.

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knitting implements at The Library Company of Philadelphia - A collection of knitting sheaths at Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery Whisks or knitting belts were used by production knitters in the Shetlands in the 19th and possibly the 18th centuries to speed up the knitting process. Reproductions can be purchased from Journeyman Leather and Four Seasons Knitting.

True rodents are widely considered to have originated in Asia. Rattus underwent two intense periods of speciation. Black rats originated further south in the in the Indo-Malayan region (Krinke 2000, Walker 1964).

Rodents first appear in the fossil record at the end of the Paleocene and earliest Eocene in Asia and North America, about 54 million years ago (Meng et al. These original rodents were themselves descended from rodent-like ancestors called anagalids, which also gave rise to the Lagomorpha, or rabbit group. The split between these two species occured around 0.5 million years ago (Verneau et al. Today, there are 51 species within the genus Rattus. One about 2.7 million years ago (MYA), another about 1.2 million years ago which may still be ongoing. Both species of rats began to live in human homes, buildings, and ships, in a human-dependent association called commensalism.

Folded feet are scarce on opaque twist glasses and indicates an early glass of its type. This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the bowl and the rim of the foot consistent with some 250 years of use. The glass has a rounded funnel bowl measuring 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter at the rim. It shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with over 200 years of use. The glass has a small bucket-shaped bowl measuring 4.5 cm (1.8 inches) in diameter at the rim.

The bowl sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of five enamel strands wound around a central solid core. The bowl is engraved with a sprig of flowers and leaves and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of four enamel strands wound around a central gauze. This is what we believe to be an English, Georgian, double series opaque twist ratafia glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1765. It shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot commensurate with over 250 years of use. The glass has a funnel-shaped bowl, flute-moulded to the lower half, measuring 4.3 cm (1.7 inches) in diameter at the rim.