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Two large bottles: C.2A & B-2008

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Current Location: In storage


Two large bottles


Glassmaker: Atrill, Phil




Blown brown glass shading to brownish-yellow and green, with a red spiral trail. Bottle A is shorter than bottle B


History note: Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DD from whom purchased by the donors

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Billericay ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2008-01-28) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2007


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Phil Atrill studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Pilchuck Glass School in the USA and the Royal College of Art, London. From 1996 until 1999 he was hot glass assistant to First Glass in London, the studio run by Bob Crooks and Stewart Hearn (b.1963). He established his independent studio in London in 2001 and received a major Crafts Council Development Award in 2004. He combines producing work to his own design, works to commission and work fabricated to designs by other artists. He has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and Japan. Phil Atrill: ‘These bottles were part of a series of works developed in response to how light shifts on the horizon in different weather conditions. Using colour to suggest the different kinds of light and mood of weather systems, I have tried to capture a sense of movement and time.’

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

A Height 59.7 cm Width 28 cm
B Height 72.3 cm Width 27.8 cm

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Techniques used in production

Blowing : Blown brown glass shading to brownish-yellow and green, with a red spiral trail

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2A & B-2008
Primary reference Number: 158394
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

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

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