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  • John Hay's Jacobite glass to make up to $14,500 at Bonhams
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    Paul Fraser
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John Hay's Jacobite glass to make up to $14,500 at Bonhams

A Jacobite drinking glass presented by Bonnie Prince Charlie to his secretary, Sir John Hay, is valued at £7,000-9,000 ($11,237-14,447).

It will provide one of the highlights of Bonhams' November 12 sale in London.

Jacobite glass Bonhams
The drinking glasses were given to high level supporters of the Jacobite cause

The glasses were presented to aristocratic supporters of the prince, known to history as the Young Pretender.

A note on the base of the glass relates its origin: "One of a pair, stated to have been the gift of Prince Charles to his treasurer and secretary JOHN HAY, who served throughout the 1745 campaign, was major-domo of the Household & went with Charles to Rome in 1766, created a baronet & left Charles' service in 1768 Dec. 8th."

Another Jacobite drinking glass sold for £43,000 ($68,500) in 2012.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • glassHay'sJacobiteJohn