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An Engraved Georgian Plain Stem Wine Glass with Folded Foot c1745

Heading : An engraved plain stem wine glass
Period : George II
Date : c1745
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Ogee, engraved with a sunflower, a jay in flight and other flower with cuts below the flowe head
Stem : Plain
Foot : Conical folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :   13cm tall, 4.6cm bowl, 6.8cm foot
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight : 129g

The sunflower always follows the sun, te true source of light. Pittock and others have attributed Jacobite interpretations to this. The jay in flight is a a well known metaphor for the usurpation, taken from Aesops fables.

The other flowerhead with the cuts below the flowerhead is a recurring theme on many glasses, including those with no Jacobite interpretation. Arthur Churchill did study this many years ago and reached the colclusion that it was simply a decorative element. We have our doubts. On later glasses the is rarely a cut line through the flower. This needs to be expplored further, time permitting

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  • Product Code: 2018101724
  • Availability: Sold
  • £140.00

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