Goblet Engraved with Portrait of William III

Object Name: 
Goblet Engraved with Portrait of William III

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Object Name: 
Goblet Engraved with Portrait of William III
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.2.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.1 cm; Rim Diam: 13.2 cm; Foot Diam: 13.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
possibly about 1745
possibly 1900-1957
Primary Description: 
Clear heavy glass with grey tinge and few bubbles and impurities; blown and engraved. Conical folded foot with rough pontil mark, heavy plain solid drawn stem with tear, trumpet bowl; on the bowl the portrait of William III in an oval panel looking to the left with the initials "W R", above a band with two scrolls, and the inscription: "THE GLORIOUS & IMMORTALL MEMORY OF KING WILL. III", below an inscription: "HE WAS BUT WORDS ARE WANTING. TO SAY WHAT SAY ALL THATS GREAT & GOOD AND HE WAS THAT", on the reverse the arms of Roe of Ballyconnel House County Cavan, Ireland, around a frieze of foliage festoons and triangles.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ratcliffe, R. F., Former Collection
Dawson, Hugh, Former Collection
Davis, Cecil, Source
1957-01-28
Inscription: 
W R
Inscription
on the bowl
HE WAS BUT WORDS ARE WANTING. TO SAY WHAT SAY ALL THATS GREAT & GOOD AND HE WAS THAT
Inscription
below a band with 2 scrolls
THE GLORIOUS & IMMORTALL MEMORY OF KING WILL. III
Inscription
above a band with 2 scrolls
Glass Relating to William III (1973) illustrated, p. 111, fig. 12;
Finest Irish Williamite Glass (1965-04-15) fig. 4;
Irish Williamite Glass (1965) pl. I a, b, II b; BIB# 30908
A Collection of English Drinking Glasses (1956-11-06) #54; frontispiece;