A rare engraved Privateer opaque-twist wine glass, circa 1760
Lot 111*
A rare engraved Privateer opaque-twist wine glass, circa 1760
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,111) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare engraved Privateer opaque-twist wine glass, circa 1760
The flared bucket bowl decorated with a three-masted ship, inscribed Succefs to the EAGLE FRIGATE John Knill Commander, set on a double-series stem and conical foot, 16.5cm high 375.P in red on the foot

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Henry Brown Collection, sold at Sotheby's, 25 February 1947, lot 65
    Anon. sale, Christie's, 29 June 1993, lot 101

    Literature:
    Lloyd (2000), p.94, pl.133(a)

    The Eagle, of 250 tons and with 24 guns, owned by Messrs. Camplin and Smith of Bristol and Manslip and Wilkinson of London, was declared on 13 November 1756 by Captain John Knill. She 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.

    A very similar example was sold at Sotheby's, 15 September 1992, lot 67

    See also the privateer examples sold in these Rooms, 17 December 2008, lot 146 and that on 16 December 2009, lot 98.
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