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Rare Irish Glass Iniskilling Dragoons c1750

Rare Irish Glass Iniskilling Dragoons c1750


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800: Item # 1399975

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A rare and interesting anti Jacobite Irish glass with a funnel bowl and straight stem.

The bowl is engraved "Inny Cavalry", referring to a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1689 (and later fighting against the Jacobites) in the town of Enniskillen as Sir Albert Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons. One of the regiment's most notable battles was the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. It became the 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons in 1751. The regiment also fought with distinction in the Charge of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo and again as part of the successful Charge of the Heavy Brigade against superior numbers at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War.

The glass is in excellent condition with no issues. The bowl diameter is 2 1/4" and the foot diameter is 2 1/2".

A well known Irish folk song titled "The Enniskillen Dragoon" was referenced in print earlier than 1840 and was renamed as "Fare Thee Well Enniskillen" and recorded by Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers.