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Bottle from cruet: M.4.5 & A-1948

Object information


bottle from cruet


uncertain (Silversmith)
Unknown (Glassmaker)


Cut glass with silver cover (with frame and four more glass bottles with silver covers and three bottle labels, see M.4-1948, M.4.1-1948, M.4.2 & A-1948, M.4.3 & A-1948, M.4.4 & A-1948, M.4.6 & A-1948, M.4.7-1948, M.4.8-1948 and M.4.9-1948)

Glass, blown and cut. The straight-sided bottle is cut with a geometric pattern of triangles, hexagons and zigzags. The pull-off silver cover has a narrow gadrooned rim below a low dome, which is sumounted by a shaped-square finial.

Legal notes

Given by C.D. Rotch Esq.

Measurements and weight

Width: 6 cm
Width: 2¼ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948-04-16) by Rotch, Claude Dickason


3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765


The silver covers are unmarked

Components of the work

Cover composed of silver Bottle composed of glass To Top Of Finial Height 18.4 cm Height 7¼ in
Glass Silver Cover Silver Decoration Silver Finial

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4.5 & A-1948
Primary reference Number: 157582
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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