Large Anglo Irish Vesica Cut Georgian Monteith or Bonnet Glass c1780

£140.00 $191.16 Product Code: 2019111016

Date & Origin 

England or Ireland c1780. Period of George III.

Condition

Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration

Dimensions 

Height: 13cm Rim diameter: 11.5cm Foot diameter: 10cm.

Weight

245 grams

Technical Description 

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.

Historical Relevance 

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

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