An engraved Admiral Boscawen opaque-twist wine glass, circa 1765
Lot 167*
An engraved Admiral Boscawen opaque-twist wine glass, circa 1759
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,824) inc. premium
Lot Details
An engraved Admiral Boscawen opaque-twist wine glass, circa 1759
The ogee bowl decorated with a half-length portrait of a man to dexter within a circular double line panel, inscribed SUCCESS TO ADMIRAL BOSCAWEN to the reverse, set on a double-series stem and conical foot, 15.1cm high

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Lloyd (2000), p.125, pl.198(c)

    Admiral Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) was Member of Parliament for the borough of Truro, Cornwall from 1742. He is known principally for his various naval commands throughout the 18th Century and the engagements that he won, including the Siege of Louisburg in 1758 and Battle of Lagos in 1759. He is also remembered as the officer who signed the warrant authorising the execution of Admiral John Byng after Byng's court martial in 1757. See lot 87 for an Admiral Byng wine glass.
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