An 18th Century Floral Engraved Facet Cut Stem Wine Glass c1770

Heading : An 18th Century Floral Engraved Facet Cut Stem Wine Glass
Period : George III
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Round funnel. Engraved with a bee in flight, a rose, leaves and buds with polished detail
Stem : Diamond facet cut
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  14.3cm height,  5.0cm diameter bowl, 7.4cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  144 grams 

A good argument could be made that the engraving has some Jacobite significance. It would be just as valid to argue that this is simply a decorative theme used at a time when 'the cause' was beyond forlorn it was simply finished. The Pretender had died going mad with a 'lingering disease' believed to syphilis and the young pretender had become a hopeless drunk. It Being deluded syphilitic drunkards was a not a qualification for monarchy. King George III in his later years was quite enough.

References :

Glass By E. Barrington Haynes – Plate 61f.

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 21042461
  • Availability: Sold
  • £250.00

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