A cider goblet inscribed NO EXCISE, circa 1763-66
Lot 48
A cider goblet inscribed NO EXCISE, circa 1763-66
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium
Lot Details
A cider goblet inscribed NO EXCISE, circa 1763-66
With a large rounded funnel bowl engraved with a fruiting apple tree, the reverse with two kegs or barrels and the slogan 'NO EXCISE', on a short plain stem and heavy foot with traces of a folded rim, 14.6cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    Sotheby's, 21 May 1979, lot 117, bought by Maureen Thompson

    See lot 104 in this sale for a closely related wine glass. The inscription refers to protests against the Cider Act of 1763, leading to the repeal of the tax in July 1766
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