Jacobite Engraved Dutch Colour Twist Wine Glass c1780

Heading : Jacobite Engraved Dutch Colour Twist Wine Glass
Period : George III
Origin :  Dutch State
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Jacobite engraved rose with open and closed buds and moth in flight
Stem : Two pairs of red and white threads outside a white core
Foot : Low conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead free
Size :  15.0cm height,  5.5cm diameter bowl, 7.0cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks . Some soot and clinker within the glass
Restoration : None 
Weight:  89grams

 

It is a remote possibility that this engraving was undertaken for one of the Jacobites who fled Britain after the doomed to fail rebellion of 1745. It is infinitely more more probable that the glass was imported and engraved in England.

There had been an Anglo Dutch "Scottish Brigade" of mercenaries in the Dutch State Army since the late 16th century. How ironic it is that it was the very same Scottish Brigade who supported the Glorious Revolution of William III. The Brigade was disbanded after the 45 rebellion to prevent it from becoming a host for undesirables. It was however soon reformed and this protestant Brigade under the direction of the famous Jacobite leader James Fraser went onto fight the French in North America for the British Government and stood with General Woolfe on the Plains of Abraham.

The Batallion was dissolved for the final time in 1782 with the commencement of the fourth Anglo-Dutch war. The return of these mercenaries to Britain may well be another possibility. However, made in Holland then imported to and engraved in England is far and away the most probable source, but the opportunity to mock the notion that the Jacobite rebellion was anything other than a British catholic lead pipe dream must not be passed by.

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: DGP256
  • Availability: Sold
  • £375.00

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