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Decanter for Rum: C/G.325.1 & A-1931

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Decanter for Rum


Maker: Jacobs, Lazarus
Gilder: Jacobs, Lazarus (Possibly)
Gilder: Jacobs, Isaac (Possibly)




Dark blue glass decorated with gilding. Dumb-bell shape with flat stopper. Decorated with gold including a trompe l'oeil label inscribed 'Rum'. A pair with C/G.325.2 & A-1931


History note: J.C. Varty-Smith, Penrith; his sisters, the Misses Varty-Smith

Legal notes

Given by the Misses Varty-Smith

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 3 1/2 in
Height: 9 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-10-23) by Varty-Smith, Misses


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1805 CE


Lazarus Jacobs, whose glass house was in Temple Street, Bristol, died in 1795, and was succeeded by his son, Jacob, who set up the Non-Such Flint Glass Manufactory in Great Gardens, Bristol in 1805. This decanter is unsigned but may have been made and gilded at one or other glasshouse. Similar decanters signed ' I. Jacobs, England, Bristol' are in Bristol City Art Gallery.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold

Materials used in production

blue Lead-glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rum
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.325.1 & A-1931
Primary reference Number: 26886
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 September 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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