Engraved Jacobite Sympathy Multi Series Air Twist Wine Glass c1750
Heading : 18th century engraved wine glass
Period : George II - c1750
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Ogee - engraved with carnation and a bee with polished detail
Stem : Air twist
Stem Features : Multi spiral air twist with swelling knop
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 15.2cm height, 5.2cm diameter bowl, 6.5cm diameter foot
Condition : A couple of fleabites to foot rim.
Restoration : None
Carnations are of great significance in the Jacobite movement. Bonnie Prince Charlie was born in December 1720, in January of 1721 carnations bloomed, un-seasonally, in London (at least according to the Jacobite Times). 1720 had been a bad year for the Jacobite cause with a force of Spaniards and Highlanders being defeated in the Battle of Glen Shiel and the Old Pretender squandering all of his supporters funds in Rome. As such the carnations were seen as a sign and gave hope to the cause despite the shortcomings of the figurehead. Further to this carnations were widely used as a metaphor for 'coronation' the ultimate desire of the Jacobite cause.
Astonishingly there are still some that would see Franz, Duke of Bavaria, the current heir general of James II, sit on the English throne.
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