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The Ogilvy Beaker. A very unusual and exceptionally fine George III Beaker made in London in 1819 by Emes & Barnard.


This Drinking Beaker has slightly tapering sides and an everted rim. Most unusually the sides are decorated with two very unusual bands of decoration. The base displaying Rococo raying shells and palm designs, interspersed with double blue bell drops. The upper section of the main body displays a raised band of trailing vines and grapes, which denotes that it may well have been used for wine. The interior displays original gilding and the front is engraved with an unusual contemporary Crest, which in heraldic terms is A Lady from the waist upwards, proper, holding a portcullis. The Crest is that of Ogilvy, as used by Walter Ogilvy, 5th Earl of Airlie of Airlie Castle, Angus. The beaker is in excellent condition and is fully marked on the side of the main body. The most famous member of the Ogilvy family was the Honourable Sir Angus Ogilvy who married the Queens first cousin, Princess Alexandra. This is the first time we have seen this very unusual design and they may have been a special commission by the 5th Earl.

Height: 3.25 inches, 8.13cm.

Diameter, at the rim: 3.45 inches, 8.63cm.

Weight: 8oz.