A 'Privateer' wine glass for the Enterprize, circa 1758
Lot 47
A 'Privateer' wine glass for the Enterprize, circa 1758
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 14,707) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 'Privateer' wine glass for the Enterprize, circa 1758
The bucket shaped bowl engraved with a two-masted ship in full sail flying the ensign, inscribed around the rim 'Succefs to the ENTERPPIZE,' (sic), set on a single series opaque twist stem containing a pair of entwined spiral gauzes, on a conical foot, 15.6cm high


  • Provenance: The Tatton Hewetson Collection
    The James Hall Collection, Bonhams London, 17 December 2008, lot 146
    The property of a Highland Lady, Bonhams Edinburgh, 23 July 2004, lot 87
    With Cecil Davis; possibly from the Andrew Hunter Collection, Edinburgh
    The Hamilton Clements Collection, Sotheby's, 6 November 1930, lot 66

    Illustrated by Francis Buckley, A History of Old English Glass (1925), pl.XXXIII(c) and p.61

    The Enterprize with a tonnage of 200 and with 20 guns was declared by Captain Nicholas Lewis on 2nd April 1757. She was owned by William Clymer, William Richards, Joseph Tyson, William Hale and Henry Langley. In 1758 she was captured by the French and taken into Toulon. A glass of this type, with the name of the ship spelt correctly, is in the Jacobs Collection in the National Maritime Museum, London, object id: GGG0195. Two further almost identical wine glasses are illustrated by J.S. Risley (1919), p.202, pl.1(2). A wine glass with the Defiance Privateer, of very similar form and stem and probably engraved by the same hand, was sold in these Rooms, 1 October 2003, lot 204, The Harveys Wine Museum Collection
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