BRISTOL DEFIANCE PRIVATEER GLASS C.1757 THE BUCKET BOWL IS WHEEL ENGRAVED WITH A SAILING SHIP AND DI
Lot 204
An important Bristol 'Privateer' wine glass circa 1757-60
Sold for £9,321 (US$ 15,650) inc. premium
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An important Bristol 'Privateer' wine glass
circa 1757-60
the slightly tapering small bucket-shaped bowl engraved with a ship in full sail, inscribed around the rim, Success to the DEFIANCE Privateer, set on an opaque twist stem comprising a pair of fine spiral gauzes, on a conical foot, 15.2cm.,

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  • Exhibited: The Circle of Glass Collectors Commemorative Exhibition, 1937-1962, Victoria and Albert Museum, no. 251 and The Glass Circle exhibition also at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1968, no. 142 lent by J. Rose. Another Defiance privateer glass was sold at Christie's, 18th May 1999, lot 312 and one, possibly this lot, was illustrated by Francis Buckley, Old English Glass, p. xxi, plate 33d. The Bristol privateer, Defiance, was a ship of 200 tons, with 20 guns and a crew of 170. It was jointly owned by George Bush, Richard George, Richard Symes, John Snow, William Libby and Co., and was first registered on 10th March, 1757. It was commanded by Captains Clarke and Condon successively.
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