Amen glass

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made in West Midlands, England

Postcard of Amen glass.
© National Museums Scotland

Amen glass

'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 is a reproduction made in the West Midlands of England around 1939 by Royal Brierley.

The flared drawn trumpet bowl is engraved with a crown and cipher. It is diamond-point engraved with two verses from the `Jacobite` anthem and 'Amen'.

In the 1930s, the glass firm of Steven & Williams adopted the word Brierley, their own location, to be used with 'Royal' to signify the possession of the appointment as the Royal British Glassmakers.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-031-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.1998.303
Date: Around 1939
c. 1939
Material: Flared drawn trumpet bowl; diamond-point engraved. Inscription: Bowl: [crown and cypher]; [two verses form the Jacobite anthem]; Amen
What: Amen glass / reproduction
Who: Royal Brierly (Maker)
Where: England
Description: Reproduction diamond-point engraved `Amen` glass with flared drawn trumpet bowl inscribed with two verses of the Jacobite anthem and `Amen`: English, by Royal Brierly, c. 1939
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