England, c1745-50




The funnel bowl engraved with :

the Stuart 6-petaled rose and

(symbolizing the Stuart monarchs, the deposed James II heirs, James III and Charles,

later known as Bonnie Prince Charlie*),

an oak leaf (Charles II escape from the Cromwellians by hiding in the Boscobel Oak tree in 1651)

and a sun (restoration of the Stuart kings),

raised above a tapering airtwist stem and a plain conical foot with snapped pontil


Ref : An identical glass is illustrated The Book of Wine Antiques, Butler & Walkling, p. 200, Pl. 205,

the frontal rose and sun to the backside both being visible.


Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Royal House of Stuart 1688-1788 : Works of Art from the Drambuie Collection,

Robin Nicholson, p. 16, cat. no 15 A "Chastleton Manor" decanter and four wine glasses c. 1750,

Pl. ii, an identical wine glass with drawn bowl and air twist stem height 6-1/4 inches

engraved with rose, two buds, “star” and oak leaf :


“Glasses are similar in style and engraving to set of 11 Chastleton glasses recovered from

Chastleton Manor on the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire boarder in early 20th century.

These glasses are believed to have originated from same location and association with the activities of

a Jacobite club probably the "Gloucestershire Society",

who were known to meet regularly in the area to drink toasts to the exiled King.

The use of oak leaves, in particular, supports this hypothesis.

The "Gloucestershire Society" was originally a cavalier society founded during the English Civil War.

It was during this conflict that the oak tree began its strong associate with the Stuart cause,

when the future King Charles II sought refuge in the arms of an oak after the battle of Worcester.

On his restoration, oak branches were waved in his path

and thereafter Restoration Day - 29th of May-

was invariably marked by popular celebrations involving oak leaves.”


Provenance: Christie's, London May 26, 1982


Condition : The footrim verso with three flat chips; minor horizontal interior scratching,

all visible in the images


6” High x  2.5” Bowl Width x  3” Foot Width






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* For a short article regarding "The Legend of Bonnie Prince & the Battle of Culloden", click here







The following images showing the foot chips.  These have not been polished, nor is polishing planned.

The chips are most noticeable in the glass positions shown. 

 These images are oversized and highly illuminated for clarity. The chips far, far less prominent in normal viewing.








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George II Jacobite Drawn Trumpet Airtwist Wine, England, c1745