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Jug: C.159-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Unidentified English glasshouse




Lead-glass engraved with hops and barley, a bird in flight, and initials AB; base star cut

Clear lead-glass with wheel-engraved decoration. Of ovoid shape with a projecting lip, applied handle with a slight kick at the lower end, and a circular foot. On the front are the engraved script initials AB below joined sprays of hops (right) and barley (left). Below the initials there is a small bird holding a twig in its beak hovering over two fern fronds. On either side of the neck there are bunches of three fern fronds. The underside of the foot is cut with a star with sixteen rays.


History note: Howard Phillips, 11a Henrietta Street, London, from whom purchased, October, 1984; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchlor, 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: 13.1 cm
Width: 13 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 19th Century
George III
George IV
Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AB
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Wheel-engraved
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.159-2015
Primary reference Number: 206904
Old object number: 43
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.161-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2018 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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