An elegant and beautiful lead Jacobite toasting glass engraved by "Engraver B" in Seddon's book. The drawn trumpet bowl has a 6 petal rose, an open rose bud to its left, and a closed rose bud to its right.
Over the years there have been various interpretations of these symbols, and even now it can be argued that the rose represents either the Crown of England or James, the Old Pretender. The open bud can represent The Old Pretender, or Prince Charles, or Prince Henry, while the closed bud can represent the Old Pretender, or Prince Charles. Ex-collection of Sir Gilbert Inglewood, former Lord Mayor of London (1965-6.)
Absolutely perfect condition. Folded foot with a rough snapped pontil. 7" tall, 2 7/8" bowl diameter, 2 15/16" foot diameter.