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Decanter: C.6 & A-1988

Object information

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Richardson's (Glassmaker)


Clear lead glass, mould-blown with ribs and decorated with applied threading and prunts. Globular body with ground circular depression in the base; slender neck with a collar 3.4 cm below the rim; loop handle with folded base resting on a pad; solid moulded stopper of pinnacle form. The lower part is ribbed. Above there are five semi-circles each containing a large prunt of star design. Smaller raspberry prunts are situated in the spandrels. The junction of the neck and body is encircled by a thread.


History note: See letter from donor in the object file

Legal notes

Given by Mr G.V.A. Seccombe-Hett

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1988-06-06) by Seccombe-Hett, G. V. A.


Mid-19th Century
Circa 185 - 1860

Components of the work

Body Decoration

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6 & A-1988
Primary reference Number: 27031
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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