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Wine glass

ca. 1730
Origin: England
Lead glass
Archaeological Collection, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Acc. No. T067-2013,2
Wine glass excavated at the John Custis House site, Williamsburg, Virginia (01508-04BA)
Label:Almost all the glass used in the Chesapeake and the rest of colonial America was imported from England. Large-scale English glass producers were simply able to make window glass, wine bottles, table glass, and other glass wares far more efficiently and cheaply than could nascent American operations. The imported products were readily available from local merchants as well as factors in Britain.