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Posset pot: C.564-1961

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Posset pot


Ravenscroft, George (Glasshouse)


Faintly crizzled lead-glass, blown. Circular with moulded gadrooned base, straight sides, two scrolled handles, and at right angles to them, a curved spout with raven's head seal at base.


History note: Sold Sotheby's, 8 December 1952, lot 93

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.8 cm
Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Charles II
Circa 1677 CE - 1678 1678 CE


By 1674 Ravenscroft was also operating a glasshouse at Henley on Thames, but this posset pot has usually been attributed to the Savoy glasshouse off the Strand. It is one of six known bearing the raven's head seal adopted by Ravenscroft.

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Materials used in production

faintly crizzled Lead-glass

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.564-1961
Primary reference Number: 26334
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 March 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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