The Luck of EdenHall

‘If this glass should break or fall, farewell the luck of Edenhall’ 

As the fairies said casting their spell on it, when disturbed by the butler getting water from the well.

Fortunately the Luck remains intact and safe where it is proudly displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Luck is a fine and pristine example of 14th century Syrian glass and is one of the V&A’s most exceptional objects in the collection. Elegantly decorated with blue, green, red and white enamel colours and gold gilding.

Still intact after over 600 years and a journey that took it from the Middle East to the north of England, the Luck of Eden Hall is far more than just a compellingly old, and incredibly pristine, drinking glass. It carries with it a centuries-old legend recounting the magical powers of the glass to protect the good fortune of its owner’s household.

Image: The Luck of Edenhall, beaker (shown with leather case), unknown, 14th century, probably Syria or Egypt. Museum no. C.1 to B-1959. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London