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
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
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.
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,