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Goblet: C.135-1975

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Davenport, John and James




Clear lead glass, partly coated with a paste of finely ground glass, sugar and water through which the design and borders were scratched, and heated to make permanent. Bucket bowl, plain stem with central knop, and plain foot. The front of the bowl is decorated with a rectangular panel showing a mounted huntsman blowing a horn, with three hounds in front of him running to the right in a landscape. Above is a narrow border of stylised slanting leaves. On the back is a wider border comprising continuous paired small paired leaves between scalloped lines.


History note: Ivan Napier Collection

Legal notes

Given by Miss E.H. Bolitho through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by Bolitho, E.H., Miss


Early 19th Century
Circa 1806 CE - 1810 CE


Decorated by the method in imitation of engraving or etching on glass, patented by John Davenport (1765-1848) in 1806. A finely ground glass frit was mixed with a paste of double refined loaf sugar and water, and was applied to the surface with squairrel or camel hair brushes. The design was scratched through this, and then sufficient heat was applied to semi-vitrify the surface.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.135-1975
Primary reference Number: 24972
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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