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Two-handled cup: C.254 & A-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Glassworks)

Description

Lead glass. Double-handled cup wheel-engraved with ship in oval medallion and inscribed 'The Crawford', with verse on the reverse 'MAY PROSPEROUS BREESE [sic], EVER SPEED, THE CRAWFORD ON HER WAY, AND MAY THE FAMILY ALL, BE BLEST, IN HEAVEN AT THE LAST DAY' and decorated with spiral moulding on the lower part. Hollow bulb with George III silver coin dated 1787 over domed and folded foot. Plain cover with acorn top ornament.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1787

Components of the work

Cover Diameter 13 cm Height 7.3 cm
Cup Diameter 19.9 cm Height 21.1 cm
Bowl Decoration

Materials used in production

Lead-glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Crawford
  • Location: On bowl
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: MAY PROSPEROUS BREESE [sic] EVER SPEED THE CRAWFORD ON HER WAY AND MAY THE FAMILY ALL BE BLEST IN HEAVEN AT THE LAST DAY
  • Location: On reverse
  • Method of creation: Engraved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.254 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 26163
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 September 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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