"Amen" Wineglass

The front is engraved with the crowned cipher JR 8 and the word Amen in a scrolled oval. The sides and back are engraved with two verses of the Jacobite anthem (a prayer for the restoration of the Stuart monarchy).

Artist/maker unknown, English, engraving probably Scottish

Geography:
Made in England, Europe
Probably engraved in Scotland, Europe

Date:
c. 1745

Medium:
Lead-crystal glass with diamond-point engraved decoration; air-twist stem

Dimensions:
Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 114, American Art, first floor, Case 21, English & Irish Glass

Accession Number:
1938-23-55

Credit Line:
The George H. Lorimer Collection, 1938

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