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Amen glass

  • Place of origin:

    Newcastle, England (probably, made)
    Scotland, Great Britain (engraved)

  • Date:

    1740-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass with diamond-point engraving

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, room 131, case 22, shelf 2

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Physical description

Stem: teared; Bowl: trumpet

Place of Origin

Newcastle, England (probably, made)
Scotland, Great Britain (engraved)


1740-1750 (made)


Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Glass with diamond-point engraving

Marks and inscriptions

4 verses of the Jacobite anthem, 'J R 8' and dedication to the Duke of York


Height: 18.5 cm

Descriptive line

'Amen' glass, England (probably Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the engraving added in Scotland), 1740-1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

R J Charleston, G Seddon, 'The Amen Glasses', Glass Circle No.5, 1986. J V G Mallet, 'Recent Acquisitions in the V&A Museum's Department of Ceramics & Glass', Burlington, May 1987

Exhibition History

In the Name of the Rose: The Jacobite Rebellions, Symbolism & Allegiance (Fairfax House 01/08/2013-30/12/2013)

Labels and date

Engraved with 'J R 8' for James VIII of Scotland, a dedication to the Duke of York, and four verses of the Jacobite anthem


Glass; Politics; Scotland

Collection code


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