Jacobite Sympathy Acrostic Engraved Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£550.00 $594.17 Product Code: 2022032504

Technical Description 

A fine example of a Jacobite Acrotic engraved wine glass from c1760. It has a rib moulded ogee bowl above a double series opaque twist stem consisting of 4-ply spiral band outside a pair of spiral tapes. Conical foot.

The bowl has a continuous floral band of flowers featuring a Carnation, Honeysuckle, Rose and Sunflower. 

Remembering that it was the death penalty for being a Jacobite sympathiser, especially in the years after the battle of Culloden in 1745, the engravings were a risk, but also a way of secretly pledging yourself to the Jacobite cause...CHRS, relating to The Young Pretender, Charles. 

Date & Origin 

England, 1760

Condition

Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration, clean and clear

Dimensions 

Height: 14.6cm Bowl : 4.7cm Foot  diameter: 6.4cm.

Historical Relevance 

Made shortly after the battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745.  

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