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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 272

    A CUT-GLASS WINEGLASS COOLER FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES SERVICE

    CIRCA 1806-10, PERRIN GEDDES GLASSWORKS, WARRINGTON

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    A CUT-GLASS WINEGLASS COOLER FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES SERVICE
    CIRCA 1806-10, PERRIN GEDDES GLASSWORKS, WARRINGTON
    Cut all-over with diamonds, an oval cartouche to the front engraved with the Prince of Wales' feathers, coronet and motto 'ICH DIEN' below a spiral-fluted castellated rim
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diameter


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    The Prince of Wales visited Merseyside in 1806 and ordered this service after being impressed by an identical version made for a lavish dinner he attended. Only the crest was changed on the new order, from the Liver Bird to the Prince of Wales feathers. The service is housed at Windsor Castle, with just a few pieces in private collections and museums.

    Cf. Charles R. Hajdamach, British Glass 1800-1914 (Woodbridge, 1991), p. 41, pl. 22. Similar sherry-glasses were sold Christie's London, 2 November 1998, lots 4 and 5.

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