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Càntir: C.206-2015

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Glasshouse)

Description

Pale yellowish bubbly glass with opaque white threads, applied blue glass decoration and bird finial

Notes

History note: Howard Phillips, London, from whom purchased in March, 1984 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan from 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.8 cm
Width: 17.3 cm

Relative size of this object

17.3 cm27.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady

Dating

18th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1799 1799 CE

Note

A càntir is a vessel for pouring water. The word derives from the Spanish cántaro, a ceramic jug. This form is one of several typical of Catalonian glass production. There are comparable examples in the Wallace Collection (see Documentation) the Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. 83.7.112)

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Components of the work

Vessel:

Materials used in production

Glass

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.206-2015
Primary reference Number: 206863
Old object number: 38
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL. 208-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 13 October 2015 Updated: Monday 25 March 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Càntir" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/206863 Accessed: 2021-12-06 09:14:59

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