A George I commemorative pedestal-stem wine glass, circa 1715
Lot 12
A George I commemorative moulded-stem wine glass, circa 1715
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,154) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George I commemorative pedestal-stem wine glass, circa 1715 A George I commemorative pedestal-stem wine glass, circa 1715 A George I commemorative pedestal-stem wine glass, circa 1715 A George I commemorative pedestal-stem wine glass, circa 1715
A George I commemorative moulded-stem wine glass, circa 1715
The conical bowl with a solid base containing a tear, the hollow four-sided stem moulded in relief with a crowned portrait of the King flanked by initials GR, the other three sides inscribed 'God Save ye King', on a conical folded foot, 16.6cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    R.Helyar, Esq., Sotheby's, 12 February 1979, lot 78
    With Maureen Thompson, 21 September 1979

    Exhibited: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1983-94

    A very similar glass was in the Ron and Mary Thomas Collection, sold in these rooms 4 June 2008, lot 17. Another, inscribed 'God Save King George' was in the Albert Hartshorne Collection, sold in these rooms 15 December 2010, lot 7. This interesting group of pro-Hanoverian glasses with moulded stems featuring inscriptions to King George can be shown to date to the early years of George I's reign, see Glass Circle News no.109, 2006, pp.12-13.
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