Mid 18th Century English Antique Seal Bottle, Bearing The Seal of The Edgcumbe Family
Mid-18th Century English Antique Seal Bottle, Bearing The Seal of The Edgcumbe Family
A rare hand-blown seal bottle of cylinder form in green glass, bearing the seal for the Edgcumbe family and the 1st Baron Edgcumbe with a coronet with a wild boar below standing over a torse.
The bottle is remarkably intact with a complete string rim, elongated neck, broad collar and elongated cylinder-shaped body with an applied seal and raised pontil to the underside of the base.
This bottle displays incredibly well.
Earl of Mount Edgcumbe is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1789 for George Edgcumbe, 3rd Baron Edgcumbe. This branch of the Edgcumbe family descends from Sir Piers Edgcumbe of Cotehele in Cornwall (descended from the younger son of Richard Edgcumbe (fl. 1324) of Edgcumbe in the parish of Milton Abbot in Devon), who acquired an estate near Plymouth through marriage in the early 16th century, which was later re-named “Mount Edgcumbe” (a common tradition shared by several estates, particularly on the south coast of Devon, for example, Mount Tavy, Mount Radford, Mount Boone, Mount Gold (Plymouth), Mount Wise, etc.). His descendant Richard Edgcumbe was a prominent politician and served as Paymaster-General of Ireland and as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1742, he was created Baron Edgcumbe, of Mount Edgcumbe in the County of Devon, in the Peerage of Great Britain. Richard Edgcumbe was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He represented Plympton Erle, Lostwithiel and Penrhyn in the House of Commons and served as Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall. On his death, the title passed to his younger brother, the third Baron. He was an Admiral of the Blue and also held political office as Treasurer of the Household and as Captain of the Honourable Band of Gentlemen Pensioners. In 1781, he was created Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort and in 1789 he was further honoured when he was made Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. Both titles are in the Peerage of Great Britain.
Condition – Good as per the images. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.
Size: Height 28 cm (11″)
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