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An Engraved Georgian Wine Glass c1750

Heading : An ogee bowl Georgian wine glass
Period : George III
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Ogee engraved with Jay amidst foliage and lily of the valley
Stem : Plain
Foot : Folded 
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  14.6cm height,  5.0cm diameter bowl, 6.8cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  276grams 

References :

The Arthur Negus Guide To British Glass (John Brooks 1981) page 35 - plate 17

Notes :

The Jay  was a symbol of the usurpation of Stuarts. In Aesop’s fables a Jay dresses himself in peacock’s feathers, but the peacocks - on finding the imposter - pluck away his feathers and the jay returns to from whence he came. The other jays remind him that "it is not only fine feathers that make a fine bird".

Lily of the valley is another well-known Jacobite symbol as is the daffodil another established symbol of hope and a returning "spring" as every student of Wordsworth will confirm, one which the highly regarded E.Barrington Haynes said  " ...must be regarded as an emblem of mourning, comparable to the Forget-me-not".  Mr Haynes overlooks the pride every Welshman has in wearing the same "Peter's leek" on St David's day and the use of the daffodill in early European cultures as a symbol of hope, the resurrection and the new year from early Christian times.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 21052431
  • Availability: Sold
  • £140.00

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