M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 

 

RARE GEORGE II JACOBITE INTEREST WATER GLASS

England, c1750

 

 

The stepped cylindrical body engraved with a rose and stylized bud on stem
amongst floral sprays (possibly more rose buds or lily of the valley),

a winged bird in flight verso,
raised on a beaded knop above a domed foot; snapped pontil

 

"Jacobite clubs developed different ways of drinking the toast,
but it usually involved drinking the health of the King 'over water' to signify the King in exile….
The Independent Electors of Westminster held a glass of water in their left hand

and passed the wine glass, held in the right hand, over the water before drinking the toast."

 
This practice still exists today on the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden :

 
"After dinner, glasses of water are set around the table and wine glasses are filled.
Then, the blood-stained gauntlet of the ancestor who dies in the battle is placed in the center of the table.

The toast to "The King over the Water" is given,
and the guests pass their wine glasses over the water before drinking."

 
Although now an innocent ritual, thin the 18th century it held solemn significance. .
(Seddon, The Jacobites and Their Drinking Glasses, p 46)

 

Condition : Excellent, without damages or flaws

 

4.25" High / 6.4 oz.

 

SOLD 

 

#7581

 

Please Inquire

 

 

 

 
     
 
     
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

 

 

 

Also See :

 

 

Rare Pair of c1750-60 Jacobite Water Bowls

The bodies encircled by finely engraved garlands, including a

6-petaled Jacobite rose, a carnation, honeysuckle,

apples, fruiting vines, other flowers, and a sunflower,

 


 

 

2019 - NEW & INCOMING CATALOG

 

  2019 New & Incoming Catalog

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

We welcome and encourage all inquiries regarding our stock.  We will make every attempt to answer any questions you might have.

 

For information, call (901) 761-1163 or (901) 827-4668,

or

Email : mfcreech@bellsouth.net  or  mfordcreech@gmail.com
 
 

American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted

 

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

    

 

 

M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581 South Perkins Road /  Memphis, TN 38117 / USA /  Wed.-Sat. 11-6, or by appointment

 


 

 

Accessories     Ceramics    Early Asian Ceramics      Fine Art    Furniture     Glassware     Silver     Home

 

Rare Jacobite Interest Engraved Water Glass, c1750, 6-petaled rose 

 

© The images, concepts and text herein are subject to copyright.

Should you wish to reproduce any part of this site's content, simply request permission.

We also ask that any reproduction be attributed properly.