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Carafe: C.186-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Gjøvik Glasverk




Clear glass carafe, decorated with milled trails and raspberry prunts. Rectangular with canted corners, sloping shoulders and a tall slender cylindrical neck, with an applied wavy trail about a third of the way up and another below the rim. The long sides are decorated with one straight and two sloping milled trails with a raspberry prunt at the top of each reminiscent of a plant, and on the short sides with one milled trail and prunt. Three of the canted corners has a milled trail which joins one of the raspberry prunts on the long sides, and one has an extra prunt at the top.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchlor, St Andrew's Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January). Purchased from Messrs. Howard Phillips, November 1974

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.4 cm
Width: 9.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Hurdal ⪼ Norway

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1830


The Gjøvik glasshouse was founded in 1807.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

clear Glass

Techniques used in production

Blown-moulded : Clear glass, blown-moulded and decorated with applied wavy trails, milled trails, and raspberry prunts

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.186-2015
Primary reference Number: 206923
Old object number: 3
Old loan number: AAL-188-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 1 February 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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