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
Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration, clean and clear
Height: 14.6cm Bowl : 4.7cm Foot diameter: 6.4cm.
Made shortly after the battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745.
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