Skip to main content

Goblet: C.14-1980

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Engraver: Jabez Francis, B.




Cumbria lead-crystal glass decorated in diamond-point stipple and line engraving. Pointed round funnel bowl, baluster stem composed of two angular knops flanking an inverted baluster ringed at the top; flat foot. The bowl is diamond-point stipple engraved with a rearing horse on one side, and on the other with a view of Burghley House flanked by pine trees. The upper side of the foot is line engraved with '1680 Frans Greenwood 1761', and with the mark.


History note: B. Jabez Francis

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980-10-13) by Jabez Francis, B.


Production date: circa AD 1979


The goblet commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of the glass engraver Frans Greenwood in 1680.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 7.5 cm
Rim Diameter 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

Crystal (lead glass)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1680 Frans Greenwood 1761
  • Location: Upper side of foot
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: for B. Jabez Francis, the engraver

  • Location: On top of foot
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Mark

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1980
Primary reference Number: 24980
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Goblet" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-06-25 16:09:20

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Goblet |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-25 16:09:20|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...