Date & Origin
England or Ireland c1780. Period of George III.
Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration
Height: 13cm Rim diameter: 11.5cm Foot diameter: 10cm.
A large 18th century bonnet glass with thin vesica cutting above a rudimentary stem. Conical foot with a snapped pontil. Unusual to find one this size.
On June 2nd 1780, an Anti-Catholic mob led by Lord George Gordon marches on the English Parliament, leading to the outbreak of the Gordon Riots in London. On June 7th the Gordon Riots are ended by the intervention of troops. About 285 people are shot dead, with another 200 wounded and around 450 arrested