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A large tumbler engraved with a pseudo-heraldic devise containing a gauntlet, a hat and hanks of wool. Inscribed LOVE AS BRETHREN, flanked by swags of flowers. The reverse with initials JW, the base with basal cut flutes English C1800.
The arms on this glass are very close to those of the Feltmakers Company. The hats, hands and hanks of wool all correspond. The words here are taken fro Peter, chapter 3, verse8 and are sometimes used by friendly societies. The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers today is the Livery Company of then Hartters.
Condition: Very good.
Illustrated: The British Antiques’ Dealers Association 90th Anniversary Exhibitions Rare English Tumblers 1750-1830. A Loan Exhibition. Delomosne & Son Ltd March 2008. No 57.
Provenance: Collection of Dr Donald Reeve Buttress LVO OBE.