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Decanter: C.509 & A-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Beilby family (Enameller)
Probably uncertain (Maker)


Body shouldered and sloping outwards, enamelled in white with festoons, grapes, bee, hops, barley and a butterfly, inscribed 'BEER'. The stopper is spherical with tears.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.5 cm
Height: 26.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne ⪼ Tyne and Wear ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1765


Probably enamelled by William Beilby or perhaps by Mary Beilby

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( white) Body

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: BEER
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.509 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 26912
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 25 September 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 November 2021

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

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