A Success to the Eagle friggate glass ESTIMATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Lot 69
A rare engraved Eagle Privateer opaque-twist wine glass, circa 1760
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,909) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare engraved Eagle Privateer opaque-twist wine glass, circa 1760
The flared bucket bowl decorated with a three-masted ship, inscribed 'Succefs to the EAGLE FRIGATE', set on a double-series opaque twist stem with a gauze encircled by two pairs of spiral threads, conical foot, 16.5cm high

Footnotes

  • Of 250 tons and with 24 guns, The Eagle was owned by Messrs. Camplin and Smith of Bristol and Manslip and Wilkinson of London. She was declared on 13 November 1756 by Captain John Knill, whose name appears on several similar examples to the present lot. See that sold in these Rooms, 30 November 2011, lot 111. The Eagle has been described as 'a fine large ship built on purpose for a privateer by a gentleman of this city...'. For a full account of the history of this ship see Damer Powell, Bristol Privateers and Ships of War (1930), p.205.
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