'Amen' glass, associated with the Jacobite cause

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'Amen' glass, associated with the Jacobite cause

'Amen' glasses are so-called because they are inscribed with verses from the Jacobite version of the National Anthem, which ends in 'Amen'. This example dates from around 1750.

The bowl has a crown over the letters 'JR' which are intertwined with the figure '8' - a reference to King James VIII of Scotland. The plain stem contains a 'tear'. The foot is engraved with the words 'To the Prosperity of the Family of Lochiell'.

The Camerons of Locheil were ardent Jacobites, and fought at Killiecrankie, Sheriffmuir and Culloden.

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Online ID: 000-100-083-194-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1952.71
Date: Around 1750
c. 1750
Material: Glass; drawn trumpet bowl, plain stem with a tear, and a folded circular foot; engraved in diamond-point. Inscription: Bowl: J.R.; 8; God Save the King I pray [...] AMEN; foot: A Bumper; To The Prosperity of the Family of Lochiell
Dimensions: 165 mm H
What: Wine glass, Amen
Who: Cameron of Locheil Family
King James VIII of Scotland
Description: Amen wine-glass with a drawn trumpet bowl, plain stem and folded foot, engraved with the Jacobite anthem and to the prosperity of the Camerons of Locheil: c. 1750
  • Seddon, G.B. 'The Jacobites and their Drinking Glasses'. Antique Collectors' Club: Woodbridge, 1995 
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