Engraved boot glass

Stock Number: 4674

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, hand-blown, boot glass or stirrup cup, dating from the late 18th century, c1770.  Such glasses were used to mock the Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1762-1763 and the first Prime Minister of Scotland following the Act of Union.   
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the bowl and the foot commensurate with over 200 years of use.  
The glass measures 4.5 cm (1.8 inches) in diameter at the rim and stands 9.2 cm (3.7 inches) in height.  It carries a rough pontil mark to the heel of the boot.  The boot is engraved just under the rim with two "pull straps", to the mid section of the bowl with a single prism cut, and to the front and back with simple decoration.  There are no chips, cracks, scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.  
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