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Two Jacobite Sympathy Facet Cut Wine Glasses c1780

Heading : Two facet cut wine glasses
Period : George III
Date : c1780
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : A round funnel bowl engraved with rose and floral sprig, one glass is decorated with a bee and the other a moth
Stem : Hexagonal facet cut
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : Tallest 12.4cm tall with a 5cm bowl and a 6.4cm foot   
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight : 201 grams combined

Additional Information : Slightly different heights, the same form and age. The moth or butterfly represents the returning soul. Any true Scot who dies outside of his homeland will take the low road home and return via a subterranean route. It was a common belief in Britain that the pupae of moths and butterflies were born below ground on the carcasses of the dead and were thus returning souls. For the salke of completeness the high road is a metaphor for remaining alive.

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  • Product Code: 2017051523
  • Availability: Sold
  • £375.00

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