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Flask for etherial oils: C.217-2015

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Flask for etherial oils


Glass maker: Unidentified glasshouse (Probably)




Pale yellowish-green glass with embaddedvertical opaque white threads, and dark blue glass finial


History note: Purchased from Howard Phillips, March 1988; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchlor, St Andrew's Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; ; 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: 16.9 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Barcelona ⪼ Europe ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1699 CE


The yellowish-green tone of the glass may indicate that this flask was made in Spain rather than Italy. This form, which is closed except for a small hole in the end of the spout, was used to store liquids which tended to evaporate. A small cover would have been tied over the end of the spout.

School or Style

façon de Venise

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

yellowish-green, white and blue Glass

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.217-2015
Primary reference Number: 206942
Old object number: 68
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.219-2006
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Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Tuesday 20 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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