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Serving bottle: C.141-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unidentified English glasshouse
Glasshouse: Unidentified Netherlandish glasshouse




Amethyst glass carafe decorated with pincered ribs, and milled threads.

Blown bubbly amethyst glass decorated with applied pincered ribs, and milled threads. The globular body has a slight kick, and at the rop rises into a tall slender neck which has a milled thread below the mouth. The sides are decorated with eight robust pincered ribs which rise from the pontil mark in the base and at the top join a millded thread around the bask of the neck. The strap handle is applied below the milled band at the top of the neck, and its lower end meets the body on one of the ribs, and has an upward kick.


History note: Howard Phillips, London, from whom purchased in August 1980; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor died 24 April 2005; on loan from 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 25 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Late#
1875 CE - 1900 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

amethyst Lead-glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.141-2015
Primary reference Number: 206961
Old object number: 12
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.141-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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