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Georgian Wine Glass Engraved With An Orange Tree c1745

Heading : An engraved plain stemmed wine glass engraved with an orange tree
Period :  George II
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Round funnel
Stem : Plain
Foot : Conical folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  16.3cm height,  6.4cm diameter bowl, 8.1cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  143grams 

Engraved Orange trees are frequently observed on those glasses associated with the House of Orange-Nassau, in this case the fruits being replaced by the arms of the seven united provinces. William of Orange was invited to become King in 1789 following the "glorious revolution" in which James II army deserted him as he was so loathed and reviled. The staunchly protestant Wiliam replaced his father in law James II a devout catholic.

James had the temerity to raise an untrained army in Ireland but was crushed at the Battle of the Boyne. He was not to be seen again on these shores, only via his proxy the Earl of Mar. A woeful King, an awful politician and naive soldier as was "Bobbing John" the Earl of Mar.

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20020728
  • Availability: Sold
  • £325.00

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