The Union engraving on this example is of the highest order. Scottish thistles, English roses and the Shamrocks of Ireland were engraved on glasses to celebrate the Union with Ireland in in 1801.The thistle flowers exemplify the attention to detail and overall quality, they have been cut, polished and over-scored.   http://scottishantiques.com/regency-glass/rummer/Unionengravedbeaker1830#.VjN8tdLhBeh

The Union engraving on this example is of the highest order. Scottish thistles, English roses and the Shamrocks of Ireland were engraved on glasses to celebrate the Union with Ireland in in 1801.The thistle flowers exemplify the attention to detail and overall quality, they have been cut, polished and over-scored. http://scottishantiques.com/regency-glass/rummer/Unionengravedbeaker1830#.VjN8tdLhBeh

Georgian Steam Frigate Ship Engraved Glass Tumbler which dates to around 1820.  It has a tapering cylindrical form with a superb Steam Frigate engraved on one side and on the reverse a Union Spray of a Scottish Thistle, English Rose and Irish Shamrocks. Polished pontil to the base.   http://scottishantiques.com/georgian-glass/tankard-tumbler/antiquetumbler#.VjN7RNLhBeh

Georgian Steam Frigate Ship Engraved Glass Tumbler which dates to around 1820. It has a tapering cylindrical form with a superb Steam Frigate engraved on one side and on the reverse a Union Spray of a Scottish Thistle, English Rose and Irish Shamrocks. Polished pontil to the base. http://scottishantiques.com/georgian-glass/tankard-tumbler/antiquetumbler#.VjN7RNLhBeh

The most expensive of the Dutch engraved glasses in the Hubbard Collection sale at Bonhams was this 6in (15.5cm) high example of c.1780-90 stipple engraved by David Wolff. It sold at  £17,000.

The most expensive of the Dutch engraved glasses in the Hubbard Collection sale at Bonhams was this 6in (15.5cm) high example of c.1780-90 stipple engraved by David Wolff. It sold at £17,000.

The Jacobite Torpichon Baluster-Stemmed Goblet. Hand-Blown & Engraved Glass. Engraved with a Jacobite Rose and Two Buds. Circa 1750. 10" (26cm).

The Jacobite Torpichon Baluster-Stemmed Goblet. Hand-Blown & Engraved Glass. Engraved with a Jacobite Rose and Two Buds. Circa 1750. 10" (26cm).

Two superb Newcastles with round funnel bowls and composite stems consisting of a knopped air twist section over a teared inverted baluster, a round knop and a conical foot. the armorial engraving is of the very highest quality, not surprisingly, the left-hand glass is signed 'J. Sang 1760'.

Two superb Newcastles with round funnel bowls and composite stems consisting of a knopped air twist section over a teared inverted baluster, a round knop and a conical foot. the armorial engraving is of the very highest quality, not surprisingly, the left-hand glass is signed 'J. Sang 1760'.

A Georgian Light Baluster wine glass having a round funnel bowl finely engraved with two winged Putti holding a wreath with two doves below,on the reverse is the inscription Nos Plaisirs Sont Egeaux, "our pleasures are equal",both Putti have beautifully polished wings. http://www.scottishantiquesinc.co.uk/georgian-glass/newcastle-light-baluster/engraved-putti#.U-3BA0jLJOE

A Georgian Light Baluster wine glass having a round funnel bowl finely engraved with two winged Putti holding a wreath with two doves below,on the reverse is the inscription Nos Plaisirs Sont Egeaux, "our pleasures are equal",both Putti have beautifully polished wings. http://www.scottishantiquesinc.co.uk/georgian-glass/newcastle-light-baluster/engraved-putti#.U-3BA0jLJOE

Glassware to show support for the royal family: Drinking glass by William Belby, c 1762. The decoration suggests that the gobelet celebrated the birth of the Prince of Wales, the future George IV, in 1762. Fitzwilliam Museum.

Glassware to show support for the royal family: Drinking glass by William Belby, c 1762. The decoration suggests that the gobelet celebrated the birth of the Prince of Wales, the future George IV, in 1762. Fitzwilliam Museum.

Jacobite "Amen" Drinking Glass. Hand-Blown & Engraved Glass. Circa 1750.   .....Find a pretty pair of Flutes for the Bride and Groom.

Jacobite "Amen" Drinking Glass. Hand-Blown & Engraved Glass. Circa 1750. .....Find a pretty pair of Flutes for the Bride and Groom.

This is a superb Georgian Baluster Wine Glass which dates to 1715.  It has a Flared Buck Bowl over a very RARE True Baluster Knop Stem on a Domed and Folded Foot.   http://www.scottishantiquesinc.co.uk/georgian-glass/baluster-stem/truebaluster-knop#.U-22dEjLJOE

This is a superb Georgian Baluster Wine Glass which dates to 1715. It has a Flared Buck Bowl over a very RARE True Baluster Knop Stem on a Domed and Folded Foot. http://www.scottishantiquesinc.co.uk/georgian-glass/baluster-stem/truebaluster-knop#.U-22dEjLJOE

A gilt Royal Armorial Wine Glass Rinser circa 1806 --  Probably Isaac Jacobs, Bristol, the cylindrical form of blue tint with opposing lips, decorated with the Royal Arms of George III on one side, the reverse with GR monogram surmounted by a crown, all below a formal border of palmettes and rosettes within fretwork and foliate scrolls, a sunburst below each lip,

A gilt Royal Armorial Wine Glass Rinser circa 1806 -- Probably Isaac Jacobs, Bristol, the cylindrical form of blue tint with opposing lips, decorated with the Royal Arms of George III on one side, the reverse with GR monogram surmounted by a crown, all below a formal border of palmettes and rosettes within fretwork and foliate scrolls, a sunburst below each lip,

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