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Bottle: O.3 & A-1978

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Maker: Unknown




High zinc alloy, cast, and inlaid with silver. Globular long-necked bottle standing on a footring, with a circular stopper with a flange which fits inside the neck, and a conical finial. The body and neck are decorated with bands of inlaid silver floral diaper, and different scrolling flowers and foliage, and paire leaves, separated by narrow bands of pointed leaves or plain silver. The top of the stopper and the finial are decorated with bands of pointed leaves.


History note: Probably acquired in India

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Sir Leonard Costello, CBE

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15 cm
Height: 26.3 cm
Height: 29.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bidar ⪼ Karnataka ⪼ India

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-07-17) by Costello, Leonard


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1899 CE

Components of the work

Inlay composed of silver

Materials used in production

high zinc content, probably copper Zinc alloy

Techniques used in production

Casting : High zinc allow, cast, and inlaid with silver

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.3 & A-1978
Primary reference Number: 167928
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 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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