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Jacobite glass


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Wine-glasses engraved with decoration to show support for the Jacobite bid for the throne, first produced in 1688 and in large quantities after 1745. They were used for drinking loyal toasts, which was an act of treason. Glasses were engraved with Jacobite anthems or a variety of symbols, such as the rose with two buds (for the Old and Young Pretender), lily of the valley, daffodils, oak leaves, and moths. Glasses with this type of decoration have been extensively faked or the decoration added at a later date.

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