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Posset pot: C.650-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Ravenscroft, George (Glassmaker)
Possibly Bishopp, Hawley (Glassmaker)

Description

Heavily crizzled lead glass, blown. Circular, plain straight-sided body with scrolled handles on opposing sides and a curved spout at the front, marked with an approximately circular seal with an S, at the base of the spout.

Notes

History note: Ham House; Sir Hugh Dawson

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.0 cm
Height: 8.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Charles II
Circa 1676 CE - 1682 CE

Note

The S mark has not been conclusively explained. It is currently thought to stand for the Savoy Glasshouse, London. The posset could have been made under George Ravenscroft before the problem of crizzling was solved, but could possibly have been made after 1681 when Hawley Bishopp was in charge.

Components of the work

Body

Materials used in production

heavily crizzled Lead-glass

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: approximately circular seal with an S

  • Text: S
  • Location: Base of spout
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.650-1961
Primary reference Number: 26348
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 October 2018 Last processed: Saturday 27 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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