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Pocket glass: C.204-2015

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Unknown




Bluish-green mould-blown glass. The glass is of flattened oval form with gadrooning round the base, and on the sides, the inscription AVE MARIA between horizontal bands of ribbing


History note: Howard Phillips, London, from whom purchased in November 1981 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor died 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 20 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Length: 6.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


17th Century-18th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1799 CE


Possibly made at Maria in Almeria province

Materials used in production

bluish-green Glass

Techniques used in production

Mould-blowing : Mould-blown bluish-green glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AVE MARIA
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Mould-blown
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.204-2015
Primary reference Number: 206864
Old object number: 20
Entry number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.206-2006
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Created: Tuesday 13 October 2015 Updated: Tuesday 2 February 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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