A large unusual knopped Jacobite George 11 wine glass c. 1770
The glass has an hexagonal facet cut stem, a bowl engraved with a Stuart rose and a jay bird which is the symbol of usurpation of Stuarts. There is a conical foot with a snapped pontil. In Aesop’s fables the jay bird dresses himself in peacock’s feathers, but the peacocks on finding the imposter pluck away his feathers and the Jay returns from whence he came. The other Jays remind him that ‘it is not only fine feathers that make a fine bird’.
15.5cm (6 in) with 5.6cm (2 1/4in) bowls and 7.5cm (3 in) foot.
In excellent condition
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