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A Beilby enamelled and dated 'Privateer' colour-twist wine-glass
A Beilby enamelled and dated 'Privateer' colour-twist wine-glass

1767

Details
A Beilby enamelled and dated 'Privateer' colour-twist wine-glass
1767
The funnel bowl enamelled in white with a three masted ship in full sail with crimson flags and pennants flying, the ship with traces of brown enamels, named above the Providence., the reverse inscribed JON: ELLIOT. 1767, the stem with an opaque-white gauze corkscrew core edged in brick-red and translucent blue and entwined by a single yellow thread, a pale-green thread and an air thread, on a conical foot (chip and minute chip to footrim, slight scratches to interior of bowl)
6 in. (16 cm.) high
Provenance
Hamilton Clements Collection, sale Sotheby's, 15th May 1930, lot 70.

Lot Essay

Only one other glass of this type is recorded, the example sold at Sotheby's on 2nd July 1985, lot 692 (also with damage to the footrim). Whilst it has not been possible, to date, to trace the ship and owner or captain commemorated on this glass, both the name of the ship and the name of the captain are recorded, although not at this date.
This glass has always been called a 'Privateer' glass, but as the portholes on the ship are closed, it may be a trading vessel.
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