A fine ceremonial airtwist goblet and cover, circa 1750

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Lot 76
A fine ceremonial airtwist goblet and cover, circa 1750

Sold for £ 6,250 (US$ 7,564) inc. premium
A fine ceremonial airtwist goblet and cover, circa 1750
Of large size, the round funnel bowl engraved with a band of linked garden flowers including a sunflower and a carnation, the cover and foot with further bands of flowers including an iris, another sunflower and Jacobite-type roses both full-blown and in profile, on a multiple spiral airtwist stem with a shoulder and centre knop and with a beaded ball knop forming the pointed finial on the cover, 35.8cm high overall (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    From the Estate of Christopher Sheppard

    This is possibly by the same hand as a ceremonial goblet in the John Carson collection sold by Phillips 6 June 2001, lot 37. John Carson had researched the history of ceremonial goblets and our catalogue of his collection discussed their use. He believed his goblet engraved with a similar band of flowers possibly had Jacobite significance and may have been used for toasting at a Jacobite club or other clandestine gathering.
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