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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

    THREE JACOBITE ENGRAVED AIR-TWIST WINE-GLASSES

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    THREE JACOBITE ENGRAVED AIR-TWIST WINE-GLASSES
    CIRCA 1750
    The first with a bucket bowl engraved with a rose and bud, the second with round funnel bowl similarly engraved, the third with a bell bowl engraved with a fully blown rose and an opening bud, an oak leaf and the inscription Fiat, each supported on a double knopped stem filled with spiral threads on a conical foot
    The tallest 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) high (3)


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    The white rose symbolises the Old Pretender, King James the II, the bud represents Prince Charles (Bonnie Prince Charlie), and the oak leaf is in reference to Charles II's escape from the Roundheads after the battle of Worcester, by taking refuge in an oak tree.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    With Asprey, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR