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Opaque glass vase and cover, decorated with flowers

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An image of Glass vase and cover. Unknown glassmaker, Staffordshire or London. Ovoid with flat foot, short neck, and a domed cover with a knob. The jar is decorated with flowers, an insect and a butterfly, and the cover with a smaller spray of flowers. Opaque blown white glass, presumed opacified with arsenic, blown, and painted in polychrome enamels, height, whole, 26.4 cm, circa 1760-1765. Notes: It seems likely that the vase was decorated in London or in South Staffordshire, possibly by the painter who signed P.F. or P.P. on water bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, dated 1764.

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Glass vase and cover. Unknown glassmaker, Staffordshire or London. Ovoid with flat foot, short neck, and a domed cover with a knob. The jar is decorated with flowers, an insect and a butterfly, and the cover with a smaller spray of flowers. Opaque blown white glass, presumed opacified with arsenic, blown, and painted in polychrome enamels, height, whole, 26.4 cm, circa 1760-1765. Notes: It seems likely that the vase was decorated in London or in South Staffordshire, possibly by the painter who signed P.F. or P.P. on water bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, dated 1764.

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  • Accession Number: C/G.1 & A-1945
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 753 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 442.95kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2012:12:21 15:42:28

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18th Century blown glass butterflies butterfly cover enamel enamelled English Fitz_AA floral flowers Georgian glass glassware insects lidded opaque painted pink roses polychrome roses Staffordshire Pottery vase white

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