The 18th century Jacobite goblet, sold for £8000 at Lyon & Turnbull.

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The 7½in (19cm) glass carries commonly recognised Jacobite symbols but the mottos are previously unrecorded.

One side reads Hanover To The Devil, a reference to the divine right of the Stuart dynasty and the illegitimacy of the Hanoverian succession. The facing inscription, Damnation To The Union, is overtly an anti-British sentiment which many Scots still held by the mid-18th century.

The addition in smaller font of the words Appin and the Cause is thought to relate to the Stewart of Appin clan who were staunch supporters of the Jacobite cause from the earliest days. Although there is no provenance to support the theory, the leader of the Appin clan was the likely patron of this rare glass.

Estimated at £3000-5000, it took £8000 (plus 26% buyer’s premium).