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Tankard: C.160-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Possibly Unidentified (Glasshouse)


Colourless lead-glass, blown, with applied threads and handle. Cylindrical with a projecting base and slightly waisted sides and an applied handle which rises a little above the rim at the top and has a tooled lower end. There is an applied thread above the lower end of the handle and another below the upper end of the handle. The pontil mark has been ground away.


History note: Howard Phillips, London, from whom purchased, March, 1985; 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: 11.2 cm
Width: 11.6 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


Early 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1810 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration Handle

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.160-2015
Primary reference Number: 206905
Old object number: 46
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.162-2006
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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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