Jacobite Sympathy Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£590.00

Product Code:23061502

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Description

Heading : Jacobite sympathy opaque twist wine glass
Period : George II / George III – c1760
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Ogee. engraved with a rose and one closed bud to the dexter. opposite a bird in flight
Stem : A pair of multi-ply corkscrew tapes outwith a pair of spiral threads. there is a small accidental air thread.
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  14.8cm height. 5cm diameter bowl. 7.2cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent. no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight: 130 grams

Notes : A rose. closed bud and a bird in flight – all the ingredients of the typical Jacobite melodrama engraved upon period glassware! All the romantic intrigue of deposed royalty. a dalliance with a swooning local girl. desperate cross-country flight under the muzzles of musket-wielding troopers and their bloodthirsty commanders a tragic denouement on a desolate battlefield (and a confusing. irrelevant and untrue epilogue about someone hiding up a tree for good measure) – wow !

The Intire Glass Shop advertised Flower’d glasses on their trade card as early as 1742. With floral designs featuring prominently in decorators books of the period it seems entirely natural that an engraver would choose to use a theme from the natural world to adorn glassware. just as painters did for porcelain. This imay be a plausible reason for the engraving other than hidden support for a lost cause. just much less romantic and far less commercial. however on this occasion we will give the jacobite sympathies some creedance.

 

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Weight250 g

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