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Ancient Order of Druids Blue Rimmed Georgian Ale Glass c1820

Heading : Engraved and blue rimmed 19th century ale glass
Period : Regency 
Origin : England
Colour : Clear with blue glass rim 
Bowl : Conical - see explanation of engraving below 
Stem : Annular collar, blade knop, cushion
Foot :  Conical 
Pontil : Snapped 
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  13.3cm height, 6.5cm bowl, 6cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight: 132 grams

Founded in 1781 the Ancient Order of Druids were part of an 18th and 19th century movement whereby a number of fraternal societies were set up across Britain in a movement known as neo-druidism. 

At the time Romanticism and the neo-celtic movement were beginning to influence British society. Both movements tried to change perceptions of pre-roman Britain. Druids had previously been perceived as savages conducting human sacrifices, the new perception displayed druids as naturalistically inclined wise old men, neither were faithful to the first hand evidences provided by Pliny. 

This glass is engraved with "Ancient Druids" and a series of quasi masonic symbols: Noah's ark, hand in heart, dove and olive branch, scales, crossed swords, and an hour glass.

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  • Product Code: 2019062714
  • Availability: Sold
  • £325.00

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