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Engraved Facet Cut Wine Glass c1770

Heading : Engraved facet cut wine glass 
Period : George III
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Round funnel. Engraved with flowering Campions and a moth/butterfly . Strong pucella marks in the bowl
Stem : Facet cut
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  13cm height, 4.5cm diameter bowl, 6cm diameter base
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks. The pucella marks in the bowl are reflecting the camera lights in the image, these are not scratches, just tooling marks from when formed
Restoration : None 
Weight: 107 grams

Glasses engraved with flowers and moths are common. The vast majority are just decorative themes. Some however may present acrostic messages and others represent nothing more than a name. These fowers are campions and there may be some connection with "the cause" but this may simply be a decorative theme.

Henry Campion (1680 to 1761) was a renowned Jacobite supporter from Goudhurst, Kent and was a Tory MP for Sussex from 1713 to the uprising in 1715.

On the 24th June 1714 Campion opposed an address of thanks to Queen Anne to introduce a £100,000 reward for the capture of the “Pretender", James Francis Edward Stuart. He spoke again on the 15th August 1714 against another attempt to introduce the reward. This effectively put an end to his political career even though he was widely tipped to become the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the next administration, led by another Jacobite Viscount Bolingbroke.

It was Campion’s role to organise an uprising in the West of England during the 1715 rebellion and to act as an messenger with the Jacobite court in exile.

Following the failure of the uprising he spent many years abroad not retuning to England until 1720, in 1725 he moved to Hurstpierpoint in West Sussex where he resided until his death in 1761. Both Elizabeth and Henry Campion were celebrated Jacobites.


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  • Product Code: 2018043003b
  • Availability: Sold
  • £170.00

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