An Important engraved Jacobite magnum decanter and stopper, circa 1750
Lot 115
An Important engraved Jacobite magnum decanter and stopper, circa 1750
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 10,772) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Important engraved Jacobite magnum decanter and stopper, circa 1750
An Important engraved Jacobite magnum decanter and stopper, circa 1750
Of Chastleton Manor type and of 'globe and shaft' form, the generous round body engraved with a splendid eight-petalled formal rose flanked by leafy stems bearing two closed buds and one half-open bud, inscribed on the reverse 'Fiat', the pointed stopper cut with facets, 38cm high (stopper chipped) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: With Cecil Davis, 1948
    Sotheby's sale 21 November 2000, lot 146
    The Chris Crabtree Collection

    The respected glass dealer Cecil Davis owned two almost identical decanters, probably acquired as a pair. The other, similar example was sold by Cecil Davis circa 1925 to the Hamilton-Clements Collection and this was subsequently in the William Randolf Hearst Collection at St Donat's Castle until sold at Sotheby's 6 March 1953, lot 27. The present lot was sold by Davis at the Grosvenor House Fair in 1948 (illustrated in the Handbook, p.36)

    Two smaller decanters and a set of matching wine glasses were made for Henry Jones of Chastleton Manor in Gloucester. Jones, who died in 1761, was an ardent Jacobite and a member of the Gloucester Jacobite Club which met at Chastleton. The Chastleton decanters were engraved with an additional motif of a compass. These decanters and eleven surviving glasses were sold at Sotheby's 9 July 1962, lots 95 and 96 and were subsequently acquired by the National Trust and returned to Chastleton Manor.

    Geoffrey Seddon identified the engraving on the present lot as the work of engraver D
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