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Jacobite Sympathy 18th Century Facet Cut Stem Wine Glass c1780

Heading : An engraved 18th century engraved wine glass
Period : George III
Date : c1780
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : A round funnel bowl engraved with a rose, lilly of the valley and an insect in flight 
Stem : Hexagonal facet cuts
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 14.8cm tall with a 5.3cm bowl and a 7.4cm foot   
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight : 163 grams

We have always "underplayed" such glasses by describing them as "Jacobite sympathy" . We have recently been given a copy of "History in Glass, A coronation exhibition of royal, historical., political and social glasses commemorating eighteenth and nineteeth century events, "  Arthur Churchill May 28th 1937.  For those lucky enough to possess a copy of a book with the longest title imaginable please take a look at plate 14 glass 63. The same engraving is simply described as "Jacobite", despite the fact that the cause was a forlorn hope by the date of manufacture. There are two competing theories on such single bud glasses, aligned to the two theories on the rose and two bud variants.

References :

Eighteenth Century English drinking glasses an Illustrated Guide. By L.M Bickerton – Page 243 Plate 748.

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  • Product Code: 2017090630
  • Availability: Sold
  • £325.00

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