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Mug: C.181-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified English glasshouse (Glasshouse)

Description

Dark amethyst glass, blown, with applied white threading, and tooled handle. The bulbous body has a kick underneath and a cylindrical neck with fine white threading round its top, and a thicker thread round the rim. The D-shaped handle has a kick at the lower end.

Notes

History note: Hamus Wolf, Droitwich; Howard Phillips, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, from whom purchased in 1993; 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: 7.7 cm
Width: 9.1 cm

Relative size of this object

9.1 cm7.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
William III and Mary II
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1685 CE - 1700 CE

Note

During the late 17th century, and beginning of the 18th century mugs of this form were made in silver, red stoneware, brown salt-glazed stoneware, and clear and coloured glass. The were copied in China in blanc-de-chine porcelain, and these imports were in turn reproduced in opaque white glass.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Body Decoratgion

Materials used in production

amethyst and white, probably lead-glass Glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.181-2015
Primary reference Number: 206919
Old object number: 95
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.183-2006
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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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