Amen and Jacobite glasses have long been emblems of Scottish nationalism and history, celebrating a powerful but secret political force, yet it is widely assumed that the engraver of many of them was English. The mystery of precisely who engraved them has confounded glass experts for centuries.
Now, at an international glass conference being held at Edinburgh College of Art 1-4 October, new research will reveal who engraved these rare and beautiful drinking glasses. Certain to provoke heated debate, the lecture on October 2nd - Jacobite Rebellion and Scottish Glass by the renowned Geoffrey Seddon - is likely to see their already high auction prices rise to stratospheric levels. The Australian researcher who has made this exciting discovery will be in the audience.
For more information on the conference or to arrange a press pass for this momentous revelation please contact Shiona Airlie: