Williamite glass

Glass Dictionary

A late 17th- and 18th-century English drinking vessel engraved with a toast, a symbol (an orange tree, for example), or a motto supporting William of Orange (King William III, r. 1689-1702), or with his portrait. William III was a Protestant, and his political opponents were the Roman Catholic Jacobites. Many Williamite glasses have been shown to be late 19th century fakes, some perhaps executed by the Bohemian glass engraver Franz Tieze (1842-1932).

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Williamite glasses