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Jacobite Sympathy Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Heading : Jacobite sympathy opaque twist wine glass
Period : George II / George III - c1760
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Ogee, engraved with a jay in flight and a passionflower.
Stem : Opaque twist 
Stem Features : Multi spiral opaque twist with central swelling knop.
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped 
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  16cm height, 4.7cm diameter bowl, 7.1cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None 
Weight: 128 grams 

Aesop's fable about the jay and the peacocks states "It is not only fine feather's that make fine bird's" - the Jacobite significance of this is simply that it is not the crown that makes the true King. The significance of the Passionflower in catholicism is simple, it represents stages of Jesus' suffering (The Passion of Jesus), the Jacobite cause was inexorably linked with catholicism and the majority of supporters were of the faith.

 

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  • Product Code: 2019060515
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  • £525.00


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