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Bottle from cruet: M.4.3 & A-1948

Object information

Current Location: Mezzanine Landing


bottle from cruet


Silversmith: uncertain
Glassmaker: Unknown




Cut glass with pierced 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.4.4 & A-1948, M.4.5 & 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 baluster-shaped bottle stands on a spreading circular foot. It is cut with a geometric pattern of triangles, hexagons and zigzags. Attached to the rim is a silver mount. The pull-off silver cover has a narrow gadrooned rim below the ogee-shaped dome, which is embossed and chased with scrolls decorated with a chevron pattern. This is sumounted by a shaped-square finial.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by C.D. Rotch Esq.

Measurements and weight

Width: 6.1 cm
Width: 2⅜ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765


The silver covers are unmarked

School or Style


Components of the work

Cover composed of silver
Bottle composed of glass
To Top Of Finial Height 17.2 cm Height 6¾ in
Silver Cover
Silver Decoration

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4.3 & A-1948
Primary reference Number: 158304
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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