Jacobite Toasting Glasses Photos

Jacobite Scots were Catholics hoping for the return of the descendents of King James II to the throne of Great Britain. Since such sentiments were dangerous to express in these times of rebellion and suppression, Jacobites adopted wine glasses with subtle symbols like the Stuart rose so they could toast the Pretenders without needing to verbally reveal their true feelings.

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Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite roses used for secret toasts to Stuart monarchs in exile at Traquair House. Scotland.Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite roses used for secret toasts to Stuart monarchs in exile at Traquair House. Scotland.Drinking glasses used in secret ceremonies in support of Jacobite Stuart claims to throne at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wine glasses engraved with six petal rose & single bud Jacobite symbol which would be considered treasonous to British crown at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite roses used for secret toasts to Stuart monarchs in exile at Traquair House. Scotland.Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite roses used for secret toasts to Stuart monarchs in exile at Traquair House. Scotland.Drinking glasses (1700s) used in secret ceremonies in support of Jacobite Stuart claims to throne at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wine glasses engraved with six petal rose & single bud Jacobite symbol (1740-50) which would be considered treasonous to British crown at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite symbols for a Welsh society at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Amen wine glass of family loyal to Jacobite cause at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wine glasses with Jacobite symbols for secret celebration of Scottish kings at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite rose emblems used for secret toasts to Stuart monarchs in exile at Culloden Moor Visitor Centre. Culloden Moor, Scotland.
Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite symbols (1700s) for a Welsh society at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Amen wine glass of family loyal to Jacobite cause at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wine glasses with Jacobite symbols for secret celebration of Scottish kings (late 18th C) at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite rose emblems (from c1745) used for secret toasts to Stuart monarchs in exile at Culloden Moor Visitor Centre. Culloden Moor, Scotland.

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