Floral Engraved Bucket Bowl Air Twist Wine Glass c1750

£675.00

Product Code:23120310

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Description

Heading : Floral Engraved Bucket Bowl  Air Twist Wine Glass
Period : George II – c1750
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Bucket – engraved with Lily of the Valley and Tulips
Stem : Air twist stem with inverted baluster knop and flattened ball
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : lead
Size :  14.4cm height. 5.3cm diameter bowl. 7cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent. no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight: 134 grams

Lily of the Valley was a widely deployed symbol to represent the ‘return of happiness’ within a Jacobite context. Tulips were also used within acrostic sets.  These are some of the ingredients of the typical Jacobite melodrama engraved upon period glassware! All the romantic intrigue of deposed royalty. a dalliance with a swooning local girl. desperate cross-country flight under the muzzles of musket-wielding troopers and their bloodthirsty commanders a tragic denouement on a desolate battlefield (and a confusing. irrelevant and untrue epilogue about someone hiding up a tree for good measure) – wow !

The Intire Glass Shop advertised Flower’d glasses on their trade card as early as 1742. With floral designs featuring prominently in decorators books of the period it seems entirely natural that an engraver would choose to use a theme from the natural world to adorn glassware. just as painters did for porcelain. This imay be a plausible reason for the engraving other than hidden support for a lost cause. just much less romantic and far less commercial. however on this occasion we will give the jacobite sympathies a little credence.

Additional information

Weight250 g

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