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Sweetmeat glass: C.614-1961

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Glassmaker)

Description

Lead glass with panel-moulded, double-ogee bowl, with eight vertical loops rising from the rim, and eight flower prunts at their junctions with the rim. The bowl rests on a triple collar supported on a complex white opaque twist stem (corkscrew enclosing a lace twist), and a domed, panel-moulded foot with folded rim. There is rounded pontil mark in the centre of the foot.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator, Donald H. Beves (1896-1961)

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.9 cm
Height: 16.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

Note

Glasses of this type often formed the pinnacle at the top of a tiered arrangement of two or three glass salvers of diminishing size bearing jelly and syllabub glasses. They were sometimes referred to as 'top glasses' or 'orange glasses' because an orange or another fruit was placed in them.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 8.3 cm
Bowl, Foot Prunts

Materials used in production

Lead-glass

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.614-1961
Primary reference Number: 25909
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 November 2021 Last processed: Saturday 27 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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