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Tumbler: C.218-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: La Granja de San Ildefonso glasshouse




Clear glass tumbler or beaker, with gold decoration. The glass has a flat base, and sides which slope gently outwards towards the rim. On one side there is a scrolled cartouche inscribed 'La Marquesa/ de/ Alcocevar'. This is linked by slender swags to a bird perching on a two-handled vase flanked by birds perching on leaves. In the spaces on the sides there are small scattered sprigs, and round the rim, a continuous stem with trefoil leaves. There is no pontil mark on the base


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, November 1988

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8 cm
Height: 9.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • La Granja de San Ildefonso ⪼ Segovia Province ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
19th century
Circa 1785 CE - 1900 CE


This glass is more likely to have been made in the 19th century than the 18th century.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

clear Glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: La Marquesa de Alcocevar
  • Method of creation: Inscription
  • Type: Name

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.218-2015
Primary reference Number: 206943
Old object number: 72
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.220-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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