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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 148

    AN ENGRAVED PRINCE OF WALES WINE-GLASS

    THE GLASS CIRCA 1765, THE ENGRAVING POSSIBLY LATER

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    AN ENGRAVED PRINCE OF WALES WINE-GLASS
    THE GLASS CIRCA 1765, THE ENGRAVING POSSIBLY LATER
    The ogee bowl engraved with the Prince of Wales feathers above the motto ICH DIEN, the reverse with a four petal flower flanked by buds, supported by a stem enclosing thick spiralling ribbons with some elongated air inclusions to the edge within multi-ply spiral, on a conical foot
    5½ in. (13.8 cm.) high


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    See Geoffrey B. Seddon, The Jacobites and Their Drinking Glasses (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 102, for a discussion of the use of feathers as the badge of the Heir Apparent and examples of the use of the fleur-de-lys.

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