Goblet with Royal Arms and Monogram of Queen Anne

Object Name: 
Goblet with Royal Arms and Monogram of Queen Anne

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Royal Arms and Monogram of Queen Anne
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2005.2.8
Dimensions: 
Overall: H: 23.5 cm, Diam (max): 11.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably 1707
Web Description: 
A baluster is a drinking glass featuring a short vertical support with a circular section and a vase-like outline. Typically, those from England do not excel in grandness. Rather, they are distinctive expressions of a civil society, and as such, display the virtues of a moderate but comfortable life. Not so this goblet. It nearly doubles the size of an ordinary English wine glass, and must have been made for public representation rather than for daily use. Our goblet celebrates one of the crucial moments in British history. Its bowl is engraved with the royal arms of Great Britain as they were in use from 1603 until 1707, and with the monogram of Queen Anne (AR for Anna Regina; r. 1702–1714). A rose and a thistle on the foot, the emblems of the English and Scottish nations, apparently refer to the union of the two kingdoms in 1707. The royal arms of Britain changed after this agreement was settled, which indicates that the goblet was engraved before, most likely in 1707. Not many comparable glasses are known. A slightly smaller wine glass with cusp-knobbed stem and the same coat of arms in The Fitzwilliam Museum of Art (C.588-1961) comes closest.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rainer Zietz Limited, Source
2005-11-01
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
HONI SOIT QUI MAL PENSE/DIEU ET MON DROIT
inscription
Engraved In Royal Arms/Side
Primary Description: 
Baluster Goblet with Royal Arms and Monogram of Queen Anne of England. Lead glass; blown with mat and polish copper wheel engraving. Goblet has raised foot with folded rim, baluster stem with hollow knop, and conical bowl with rounded bottom. Engraved with The Royal Arms and the monogram AR on the bowl, with a Rose and Thistle on the foot.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Title Unknown (Glass Circle News) (2011-02-01) illustrated, p. 12, no. 5;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, p. 10, left; BIB# AI90241
The Gather (2006) illustrated, p. 11;
Works of art from the Royal House of Hanover (Kunstwerke des koniglichen Hauses Hannover) (2005) Lot #967;