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Wine glass: C.359-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Glassmaker: Unknown (Uncertain)

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Description

Clear glass, cut and wheel-engraved. Thistle-shaped bowl with facetted lower part; stem comprimising a cut knop and a cut baluster with basal collar; plain circular foot. The bowl is decorated with two hands clasping a covered cup below a sun inscribed above in a semi-circle 'Das Glas zerbricht die freund schaft nicht'. On the reverse there is a basket of flowers on a stand flanked by small oval medallions containing hunting scenes. These motifs are enclosed and linked by strap-work, foliated scrolls, swags, canopies, baskets and vases of flowers. The lower part of the bowl is decorated with scallops and small disks. On the foot there is a circle of foliated C scrolls and an edging of triangles.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Circa 1730 CE - 1750 CE

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 6.9 cm
Foot Diameter 7.3 cm
Bowl
Decoration

Materials used in production

Clear glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Das Glas zerbricht die freund schaft nicht
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 119
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In white paint
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.359-1991
Primary reference Number: 27467
Packing number: GLA 832
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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