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AN ARMORIAL CYLINDRICAL TUMBLER, engraved with a coat-of-arms and inscribed above Prosperity to the House of Downing and below with a motto above PENNANT & PEYTON, the reverse inscribed THIS GLASS WAS MADE BY MR JOHN PARRISH/OF WORDSLEY NEAR STOURBRIDGE/IN WORCESTERSHIRE TO/COMMEMORATE THE COMING/OF AGE OF DAVID PENNANT ESQR/OF DOWNING IN THE COUNTY OF FLINT/22nd Jany 1817 flanking the initials JB within a circular cartouche, circa 1817

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AN ARMORIAL CYLINDRICAL TUMBLER, engraved with a coat-of-arms and inscribed above Prosperity to the House of Downing and below with a motto above PENNANT & PEYTON, the reverse inscribed THIS GLASS WAS MADE BY MR JOHN PARRISH/OF WORDSLEY NEAR STOURBRIDGE/IN WORCESTERSHIRE TO/COMMEMORATE THE COMING/OF AGE OF DAVID PENNANT ESQR/OF DOWNING IN THE COUNTY OF FLINT/22nd Jany 1817 flanking the initials JB within a circular cartouche, circa 1817 10.5cm. high

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The arms are those of Pennant impaled with Peyton and the crest is that of Pennant

Although little is known about the Parrish family and their glassmaking activities, the name appears frequently throughout the 19th century: James and Thomas Parrish, 'glass cutters', are recorded as bankrupts by 1803; Joseph Parrish, 'glass cutter' appears in the 1828 Directory and John Parrish & Co. in the 1828 and 1829 Directories, this company being declared bankrupt in 1889

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