A Jacobite Sympathy Balustroid Wine Glass c1740

Heading : A Jacobite Sympathy Balustroid Wine Glass c1740
Period : George II, c 1740
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Ogee with engraved jay in flight and a rose in full bloom
Stem : Plain stem with a medial swollen knop
Foot : Folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  14.6cm height,  4.9cm diameter bowl, 7.0cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks; very minimal bubbles and manufacturing inclusions to the bowl; a small piece of residual clinker in the stem, along with a larger deposit of potash or lime which is just protruding through the surface
Restoration : None 

Weight:  110 grams   


The jay is a direct reference to Aesops fable of the Jay and the Peacock and in this context metaphor for the usurpation. One has to appreciate that in the 18th and 19th centuries the educated would be far more familiar with the slaves tales, Homer and other classical literature than we are today.

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  • Product Code: 21102705
  • Availability: Sold
  • £250.00

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