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Wine glass: C.200-2015

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Unknown




Soda glass, with vetro a fili foot trailed in turquoise-blue round the edge; plain conical bowl engraved with a portrait, probably of the infant Prince Willem III of Orange (b. 1650).


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 Howard Phillips, June 1995

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5.7 cm
Height: 11.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 17th century
Second half of 19th Century
After 1655 CE - Before 1665 CE 1840 - 1880


The bust is probably of the infant Prince William III who was born in 1650, and as was customary then would have been dressed like a little girl until he was breeched. The image if similar to one of the Prince which is painted on a Delft plate, dated 1658, except that there he is wearing a hat (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam). However, the quality of the glass itself, suggests that it is façon de Venise revival of the 19th century rather than c. 1655.

School or Style

façon de Venise

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Edge To Foot

Materials used in production

soda Glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.200-2015
Primary reference Number: 206936
Old object number: 102
Old loan number: AAL.202-2006
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Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 2 January 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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