A FINE JACOBITE PORTRAIT WINE GLASS
the conical bowl with finely engraved portrait of Prince Charles in tartan jacket with bonnet, with motto 'Audentior ibo' below, the opposing side with engraved displayed rose head flanked by twin buds, raised on a plain stem and domed circular foot
Height: 15.5cm, diameter of rim: 6cm, diameter of foot: 7.4cm Estimate £ 3,000-5,000 + fees Note: Jacobite wine glasses engraved with such bold and obvious portraits of Prince Charles are a rare survival. Indeed, such an obvious show of support in any form for the Jacobites is unusual. Considered by many the peak of wheel engraved glasses, these must surely have been owned not only by higher ranking supporters but also those more confident in their safety and situation, as owning such pieces would have been considered treason.
This finely engraved glass appears to be by the hand of Engraver A. The fine quality and detail seen to this portrait and the roses is very typical of his work.
Sold for £4,000
(buyer's premium included)