A pair of Colchester Volunteer small wine or firing glasses, circa 1800
Lot 77
A pair of Colchester Volunteer small wine or firing glasses, circa 1800-1805
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,458) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Colchester Volunteer small wine or firing glasses, circa 1800-1805
En suite to the previous lot, of drawn trumpet shape with fluted cut stems and conical heavy feet, engraved with the badge of the 'Loyal Colchester Volunteers', various ciphers and the date '1797', 11.6cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • The Essex Yeomanry was created in April 1797 as a result of French invasion threats, and by the following year 15 troops had been raised, formed by prominent landowners, farmers and others who owned their own horses and could buy their own uniforms. The Loyal Colchester Volunteers was one of these troops. The Captain of the Company was Lieutenant Charles Alexander Crickett, jun, whose initials appear on these glasses. In 1803 a subscription was established to provide a fund to purchase greatcoats and other clothing for the privates of the Colchester troop. £1,392 was raised and some of this fund possibly contributed to the cost of these glasses. A decanter from the service was sold at Sotheby's, 24 November 1986, lot 112.
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