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Wine glass: C.182-1961

Object information


Unknown (Glassmaker)


Lead glass. Ogee bowl decorated with burnished gilt border and flower sprays. Opaque twist stem.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.2 cm
Height: 15 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-10-19) by Beves, Donald H.


Mid-18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1765


Label text from the exhibition ‘Feast and Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500–1800’, on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum from 26 November 2019 until 31 August 2020: Wine glass with burnished gilt border and flower sprays, used for toasting, with replica toasting biscuits By the later 1700s, pineapples had become emblematic of welcome, hospitality, and friendship and were served at elegant dinners. Confectioners made pineapple-flavoured tarts, flummeries, jellies, and ices, often in the shape of the fruit. They also baked small ‘toasting biscuits’ decorated with pineapples, for dipping into glasses of sweet fortified wine when toasts were made during dessert. These replica pineapple toasting biscuits were made by Ivan Day, pressed from late eighteenth-century wooden moulds.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt Bowl

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.182-1961
Primary reference Number: 25768
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 November 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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