The Mesham Amen Goblet

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Object Name: 
Amen Glass
Title: 
The Mesham Amen Goblet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.2.35
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21.8 cm; Rim Diam: 11.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1749
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown and diamond-point (scratch) engraved. Large trumpet-shaped bowl, on heavy drawn straight stem with air bubble near the base of the bowl; the bowl scratch-engraved, with a crown above the mirror monogram "JR8"; "AMEN" in an interlaced frame below; interlaced borders frame lengthy inscriptions on the remainder of the bowl with an inscription on the obverse, divided by the crown and monogram: "God Save The King I pray / God Bliss The King I pray / GOD SAVE / THE KING / Send Him Victorious / Happy and Glorious / Soom to Reign / Over Us / God Save / The King."; and continuing in separately framed areas around the remainder of the bowl "God Bliss The Prince of Wales / The True-born Prince of Wales / Sent Us by Thee: / Grant us one Favour more / The King for to Restore / As Thou hast done before / THE FAMILIE."; "To His Royal Highness / PRINCE HENRY / Duke of Albany & York."; and below "God Save the Church I pray / And Bliss The Church I pray / Pure to Remain / Against all Heresie / And Whigs Hypocrasie / Who strive maliciouslie / Her to Defame."; and "God Bliss the Subjects all / And save both Great and Small / In every Station / That will bring home The King / Who hath best Right to Reign / It is the only Thing / Can Save the Nation."; dated "17 / 49" below the panel inscribed "AMEN"; conical foot; rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979-03-22
Berney, George F., Former Collection
Mesham, Col., Former Collection
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
17 / 49
Date
scratch-engraved on bowl
To His Royal Highness / PRINCE HENRY / Duke of Albany & York
Inscription
scratch-engraved on bowl
AMEN
Inscription
scratch-engraved on bowl
God Save The King I pray / God Bliss The King I pray / GOD SAVE / THE KING / Send Him Victorious / Happy and Glorious / Soon to Reign / Over Us / God Save/ The King.
Inscription
scratch-engraved on bowl
God Bliss The Prince of Wales / The True-born Prince of Wales / Sent Us by Thee: / Grant us one Favour more / The King for to Resotre / As Thou hast done before / THE FAMILIE
Inscription
scratch-engraved on bowl
God Save the Church I pray / And Bliss The Church I pray / Pure to Remain / Against all Heresie / And Whigs Hypocrasie / Who strive maliciouslie / Her to Defame
Inscription
scratch-engraved on bowl
God Bliss the Subjects all / And save both Great and Small / In every Station / That will bring home The King / Who hath best Right to Reign / It is the only Things/ Can Save the Nation
Inscription
scratch-engraved on bowl
JR8
Monogram
scratch-engraved on bowl
A Connoisseur's Guide to Antique Glass (1999) illustrated, p. 56; BIB# 67965
English Glass from the Strauss Collection (1980-04) pp. 311, 313, fig. 5; BIB# AI7962
Investing in Georgian Glass (1971) p. 130, top; BIB# 74772
Collecting Georgian Glass (1971) p. 130, top; BIB# 87457
Investing in Georgian Glass (1969) p. 130, top; BIB# 27206
Glass Drinking Vessels in the Collection of Jerome Strauss (1957) pp. 44-45, fig. 47a;
Glass Drinking Vessels (1942) pp. 47-51;
Glassmaking History in Drinking Vessels (1941-08) p. 80;
A Catalogue of Old English and other glassware (1937) p. 66, pl. 8, #530; BIB# 29807