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Carafe: C.192-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Unidentified Dutch glasshouse




Clear glass carafe decorated with applied milled trails, pincered ribbs, and wheel-engraving.

Clear colourless blown glass with applied milled trails, pincereded ribs, and wheel-engraved decoration. The globular body has a slight kick underneath, and rises into a tall slender neck with an applied milled band below the mouth which is slightly crooked. The upper end of the handle is applied below the band, and joins the body on its shoulder. The sides are decorated with eight equally spaced vertical pinched trails which rise from the pontil mark in the base, and at the top, join a milled band round the base of the neck. Between the vertical trails there are four wheel-engraved rose sprays alternating with four tall slender plants with spire-like flowers. On the neck there are three sprays of foliage and round buds, and round the top of the neck, a border of paired leaves on a continuous stem.


History note: Purchased from Howard Phillips, March 1986. 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

Diameter: 14.3 cm
Height: 20.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Circa 1750 CE - 1799 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.192-2015
Primary reference Number: 206929
Old object number: 53
Old loan number: AAL.194-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Tuesday 3 July 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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