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Custard glass: C.154-2015

Object information


Unknown (Glasshouse)


Clear lead-glass with cut decoration. The circular cup has deep sides which curve inwards towards the base, and a loop handle. Both sides are decorated with two vertical cuts on either side of a panel of small diamond cutting.


History note: Howard Phillips, London, from whom purchased, February, 1983; 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: 5.8 cm
Width: 8.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1775 CE - 1800

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 5.9 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 31
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.154-2015
Primary reference Number: 206881
Old object number: 31
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.154-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 20 October 2015 Updated: Tuesday 28 August 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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