Royal Brierley Engraved Tumblers
Like the Hand Engraved Decanter Collection, each Glass in the Royal Brierley Hand Engraved Tumbler suite is decorated by master Engraver Nick Davey. Using a diamond point each design is skilfully reproduced free hand by Nick, and as is fitting with such works of art, is signed individually by him. The origin of the Tumbler glass can be found in the 17th century when they are described as round bottom cups which would roll or “tumble” if put down spilling the contents. Examples of tumblers from the period showed they were steadier than one might expect and could have had weighted bottoms that would right the glass. The question is why? Designs of vessels have often confused me. Why do amphoras have pointed bottoms? Why are early ceramics often top heavy on unnecessarily small bases? If anyone can explain this, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org as I have never come across an adequate explanation. Back to the tumblers, thankfully the name Tumbler now refers to a straight sided relatively short, wide glass without a handle or stem. The Royal Brierley Engraved Tumblers replicate the same designs used on the decanters making it easy to add to your collection either with the same design or along the same theme. Combine Roebuck Tumblers
with a Red Stag Decanter
or Salmon Tumblers
with the Fisherman Decanter
. The range of designs is comprehensive ensuring that there will always be one to appeal to everyone. Each Tumbler is packaged in a silk lined Royal Brierley Gift Box.