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Candlestick: C.555 & A-1961

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Glassmaker)

Description

Opaque-white glass, painted in polychrome enamels; enamelled copper drip pan with gilt-metal rim; incised twist stem; domed circular foot. Painted on the foot with flowers and butterflies, and on the nozzle and drip pan with sprays of flowers

Notes

History note: Purchased Sotheby's, 12th June, 1951, part of lot 40; Cecil Davis; Donald H. Beves, King's College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12 cm
Height: 23 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 1765 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels Drip-pan:

Materials used in production

Lead-glass

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.555 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 25874
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 October 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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