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Ale glass: C.177-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Unknown




Colourless lead-glass, the narrow funnel bowl decorated with moulded wrythen fluting with flammiform upper edge, supported on a small wrythen knop and a basal knop rising from a domed and folded foot.


History note: Howard Phillips, London, from whom purchased in December 1989 by Sir Ivor Batchelor, CBE; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


End of 17th century
Early 18th Century
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1690 CE - 1710 CE


Glasses of this form are usually described as ale glasses, but in the 17th century they were also referred to as beer glasses, and might have been used for ale which was made with malt, yeast and water, or strong beer which also included hops.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 6.6 cm

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.177-2015
Primary reference Number: 206875
Old object number: 81
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.179-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 13 October 2015 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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