Ladies and Gents….nip glasses

50s graduated shot glassesGraduated shot glasses
made in Melbourne, Australia c.1950s

This fantastic set of graduated glasses –with nips based on your particular gender [or species] – came from an old country pub in Melbourne. The glasses would have been considered novelty when they were first made and used- as they are now.

The gilt rim on some of the glasses is a little worn- obviously from the previous drinkers / pigs. I didn’t know pigs liked shots, but then I am a city girl. Apart from the rim, the hand-painted glasses are in perfect nick. [Zoom in on the image to see what sixty-plus years of hard nip drinking will do to a gilt edge.]

Whatever! It’s unusual to find a set of four glasses together and even better that the Australian provenance is known.

This set of shot glasses are for sale: $AUD60

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