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Bohemia, Czech Republic

Undoubtedly once part of a larger set of dynastic glassware, this beaker was almost certainly commissioned by a member of the Von Bosch family, whose arms are depicted on the side. The battle scenes may honour a military victory, or assert political allegiance.

Earliest Rothschild collector: Alice de Rothschild; b.1847, d.1922

Credit: Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the National Trust for display at Waddesdon Manor, 1963

c 1730-c 1740
Image and text © Waddesdon Manor, 2019

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