Crystal wine glasses, bearing the name of R.H. Vaughan and twelve others, cannot be later than 25th March 1775, the date of the death of R.P. Thelwall and may date as early as 1770 when Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Baronet came of age (Should read 5th Baronet). With the possible exception of Philip Egerton, the above were all members, with many others, of the aristocratic dining club known as The Cycle, which met fairly regularly at each others houses and at leading hostelries between 1724 and 1829 and later. It was originally a Jacobite association.
P. Lawson, Genealogist from Chester, 4th September 1957. A copy of the above information, is available with these lots.
Confirmation of Mr Lawson’s information, is provided with the publication this year of Mr Miles Wynn Cato’s authoratitive new book, “The Life and Works of William Parry,” A.R.A. (1743-1791), the son of the greatest Welsh harpist of the 18th century, who trained as a portrait painter under Joshua Reynolds. The author illustrates, on the back cover of the book, an original document detailing a list of Members of The Cycle c.1770, and in which, he states that “with the exception of Philip Egerton and Richard Price they were all members of The Cycle in 1770.”
The only two names not noted on the list, from the glasses here offered, are those of the Hon. R. Barry, and his brother, the Hon. I.S. Barry, two of the younger sons of Lord Barrymoor of Co. Cork, who also presumably, were not yet members of “The Cycle” by this date.
Many of Parry’s Welsh clients were members of “The Cycle of the White Rose”: the Jacobite society founded by the Williams Wynns in 1710.
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, Sir Robert Howell Vaughan, and Owen Wynne, were all patrons of William Parry.
Cato, Miles Wynn. Parry. The Life and Works of William Parry (1743-1791). 2008.
Nannau Schedule of Contents 1958 (Contents of Glass Cabinet).
Cycle of the White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem, c.1770-1775 engraved R H Vaughan.
Robert Howell Vaughan, Esq. (1723-1791) of Dee Bank, Chester. Surgeon to Chester Infirmary 1755, Mayor-1789, succeeded his brother Hugh at Nannau 1783. Created a Baronet 1791. Condition-good.
Cycle of the White Rose, crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 engraved Sir W W Wynn.
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Baronet (1725-1789) of Wynnstay, Mayor of Chester, 1773 etc. Condition-good.
Cycle of the White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 named Hon I S Barry.
The Hon. John Smith Barry (1725-1784) of Belmont House, Great Budworth, Chester, youngest son of James, 4th Lord Barrymoor of Co. Cork. Condition-two minor chips to underside edge of foot rim, one resulting in slight internal flaw.
Cycle of The White Rose crystal Wine Glass c.1770-1775 named Hon R Barry.
The Hon. Richard Barry of Marbury Hall, Co. Chester, one of the younger sons of Lord Barrymoor. Condition-substantial chip to underside edge of foot rim.
Cycle of The White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem named Dr Wynne.
Probably the Wm Wynne, member of ' The Cycle ' with others at this time. Perhaps Wm Wynne Esq. (1745-1796) of Wern, Penmorfa, Co. Caernarvon. (father of Wm Wynne Esq. of Dee Bank, Chester. Surgeon at Chester Infirmary 1803 and gr. father of W.W.E.Wynne, Esq.) Condition-good.
Cycle of The white Rose crystal Wine Glass c.1770-1775 named R P Price.
Richard Parry Price, Esq. (1736-1782) F.R.S., of Bryn-y-Pys and of Birkenhead Priory. Condition-good.
Cycle of The White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 named T Bycot.
Thomas Bycot, Esq., of Wrexham, later of Rudge Hall, Co. Salop where he died 29th June 1798 and was buried at Whitchurch. Condition-good.
Cycle of The White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 named R P Thelwall.
Richard Price-Thelwall,Esq.(1720-1775) of Rhiwlais, Co. Merioneth, M.P. Beaumaris, 1754-1775, High Sherrif of Denbigh 1770. Took name of Thelwall on succ. his cousin Thelwall Price of Bathafarm in 1767. Devised Rhiwlais to his natural son Richard Tavistock Price, 1775. Condition-good.
Cycle of The white Rose crystal wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 named B Read.
Bagot Read, Esq. The elder of Chester and Llandinam Hall Co. Mont. Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn, Prenotary and clerk of the Crown, Chester and Flint 1771. Condition-chip to outside edge of foot rim.
Cycle of The White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 named P Davies.
Peter Davies, Esq. of Broughton Co. Flint, 4th son of Robert Davies, Esq. of Gwysaney and Llanerch Park who died 22nd May 1728. Condition-good.
Cycle of The White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 named P Egerton.
Philip Egerton, Esq. (1732-1786) of Egerton and Oulton, Co. Chester and of Chester, father of Sir John Grey Egerton and Sir Philip Grey Egerton who succ. to the Baronetcy. Condition-good.
Cycle of The White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 named O Wynne.
Owen Wynne, Esq. (1724-1782) of Llwyn, near Denbigh. Condition-good.
Cycle of The White Rose crystal Wine Glass with faceted stem c.1770-1775 named W Williams.
Watkin Williams, Esq. of Penbedw, Co. Flint. Died 1808, son of Richard Williams, Esq.. who died in 1771 leaving his estate heavily mortgaged. Condition-chip to top edge of footrim.