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Privateer glass: C.558-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown




Lead glass. Bucket bowl engraved and gilt (?) with a frigate in full sail and inscribed 'Success to the EAGLE FRIGATE', on mercurial air twist stem.


History note: Purchased Sotheby's, 18th May 1951, lot 51, £60.00

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Width: 7.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-10-19) by Beves, Donald H.


18th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1757

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Success to the EAGLE FRIGATE
  • Location: On bowl
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.558-1961
Primary reference Number: 25569
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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