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Jug, salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, with incised inscription filled in in blue.
- Production date
- 1760 (circa)
- Curator's comments
- Perhaps for communal use at a Jacobite meeting to drink the health of the Young Pretender. The inscription may refer to the so-called 'Rump Parliament' of 1648 or perhaps more plausibly may express general anti-Hanoverian sentiment.
A savage satirical print in P&D against the court of King George II dated 1737 is entitled 'The Festival of the Golden Rump' depicts Walpole presiding over a ceremony in which Queen Caroline injects a potion into the King's backside whilst courtiers look on in adoration.
A black-glazed bowl in a Lancashire private collection is decorated with a gilt portrait of Prince Charles Edward and is inscribed 'May all the gentlemen have a true steward And may the tenants be ready when the Steward comes' and 'God Bless P.C. and Down with the Rumps'.
A black-glazed jug with a portrait of the Pretender and inscribed 'Down with the Rump', 'May the tenants be ready' and 'when the Stuart comes' was sold at auction in 1996.
Related inscriptions are found on a small number of surviving contemporary drinking glasses. For a tumbler inscribed 'Prince Charles/& Downe with the Rumps', see "The Jacobite", no. 127, Summer 2008, pp.6-7 (copy on file)
See also The Peter Lole Collection lots 249-300, Bonhams, The Scottish Sale, 15 May 2019, lot 275, A PAIR OF JACOBITE SILK GARTERS, circa 1745-1750. Each woven in coloured silks and inscribed "GOD BLESS P.C. AND DOWN WITH THE RUMP" the two garters still joined by their uncut selvedges.
The Peter Lole Collection lots 249-300, Bonhams, The Scottish Sale, 15 May 2019, lot 264, A DIAMOND POINT ENGRAVED JACOBITE WINE GLASS
Circa 1745, The bell-shaped bowl on a plain stem and conical foot, the bowl inscribed around the rim in diamond point 'God Bless Prince Charles & Down with the Rump', the foot engraved "P Charles, P#C# and I R B" 16.5 cm high.
Another example sold Bonhams Edinburgh 21/10/22.
- Not on display
- Slight damage to rim.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Sold, Bonham's, 2 June 2004, lot 124, hammer price £2,500, premiums £572.81, commission £250
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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