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Jar and cover: C.182 & A-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Unidentified English glasshouse
Glassmaker: Graydon-Stannus, Elizabeth (Possibly)




Lead-glass, blown, and moulded, with trailed and pincered pincered and trailed decoration. The jar stands on a circular foot with seven arcs of unequal size round the edge. The squat thistle-shaped body has a second gather round the lower part pincered to form two rows of low arches. Round the middle there are two trailed bands pincered to create five links, and below the rim there are Four trailed threads of increasing thickness. The


History note: Peter Shepherd, Henley; Brian Morgan; 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: 21.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Battersea ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century, Early
Circa 1925 CE - 1935 CE


This jar and cover is in the style of a late 17th or early 18th century jar and cover, but the decorastion on the lower part are trailed, instead of being formed by applying a second gather of glass, blowing this into a mould to produce ribs, and then pincering pairs of them to form roughly diamond-shaped compartments, as would have been done then. It may have been produced by Mrs Graydon Stannus who set up a glassmaking studio in 1922, having previously been a dealer in antique glass. In 1926 she had a glasshouse in Battersea with a small staff of glassmakers making hand-made glass in antique and modern styles.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 10.5 cm
Rim Diameter 12.5 cm
Cover Diameter 13.8 cm
Lower Part

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Blowing : Lead-glass, blown, moulded, trailed and pincered

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.182 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 206920
Old object number: 89
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.184 & A-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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