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Chamberstick: C.158-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Unidentified (Probably)




Bluish-green bubbly glass, blown and decorated with applied threading. The lower part is bell-shaped with on one side an applied loop handle with a ball-shaped thumb-piece, and an upward kick at its lower end. The cylindrical nozzle is attached to the top of the bell and opens out at the top into a wide wavy drip pan decorated on the underside with applied threading.


History note: Howard Phillips, London, from whom purchased, May, 1984; 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

Diameter: 12.5 cm
Height: 12.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


Accessioned as Nailsea, but it may be Continental rather than English

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

bluish-green Lead-glass

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.158-2015
Primary reference Number: 206963
Old object number: 39
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.159-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2018 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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