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Amen Glass: C/G.3-1945

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Amen Glass


Glassmaker: Unknown




Lead glass. Trumpet-shaped bowl and stem on a plain foot. Of the Amen type, displaying verses of the Jacobite anthem engraved with diamond-point on the bowl and foot, with the Royal cypher of King James VIII of Scotland and crown above, and the word 'Amen' below on the bowl.


History note: Miss D. Graham, sold at Hankinson's Auctioneers, Bournemouth, 1930; Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4 in
Height: 7 1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-04-19) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1750


James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766), James VIII of Scotland, was the son of James VII of Scotland and II of England and his second wife, Mary of Modena. He was known as the 'Old Pretender'.

This glass is unusual in having part of the Jacobite anthem on the foot as well as on the bowl. The inscription was almost certainly added in the early 20th century, and could have been copied from a photograph of the Amen glass in the Ashmolean Museum which has this feature.

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Amen
  • Location: On bowl
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.3-1945
Primary reference Number: 25176
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 30 July 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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