Object of Desire

Until 1856, piracy in the guise of the licensed privateer was legal, provided attacks were confined to the enemy's shipping.

19th May, 2012
The bucket bowl of this opaque twist wine glass is engraved with a three-masted privateer ship of war.

Until 1856, piracy in the guise of the licensed privateer was legal, provided attacks were confined to the enemy's shipping. The cost was borne by investors, who profited from captured cargo and vessels.

Dating from 1756, the bucket bowl of this opaque twist wine glass is engraved with a three-masted privateer ship of war, the Eagle, a 250-ton frigate which served in the Seven Years War, from 1756 to 1763. The production of privateer wine glasses...

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