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Finger bowl: C.11-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassworks: Unknown




Blue lead glass, mould blown wth slightly wrythen ribbing. Circular with deep curved sides contracting slightly towards the rim.


History note: Purchased by the donor about 1969

Legal notes

Given by Prof. Karen Spark Jones

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-03-05) by Spärck Jones, Karen, Professor


Late 18th or early 19th century
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1810 CE


Sophie de la Roche noted in her diary in 1786 'The blue glass bowls used for rinsing hands and mouth in at the end are quite delightful.', see 'Sophie in London' (Diary of Sophie von la Roche), tr. and ed. by C. Williams, London, 1933, p. 207.

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 10.6 cm
At Widest Diameter 12 cm

Materials used in production

blue Lead-glass

Techniques used in production

Mould-blowing : Blue lead glass, mould blown wth slightly wrythen ribbing.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-2007
Primary reference Number: 141818
Entry form number: 836
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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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