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Wine glass: C.556-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown




Lead glass. Bucket bowl, wheel-engraved with a frigate and inscribed 'Success to the DEFIANCE Privateer', on opaque twist stem. Plain foot.


History note: Purchased Sotheby's, 24th July, 1951, lot 125, £34, ex-collection Milstead

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.8 cm
Height: 15.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1760


The Defiance sailed from Bristol 15.7.1758, Capt. Dickens and 17.10.1758, Capt. Baind

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Success to the DEFIANCE Privateer
  • Location: On bowl
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.556-1961
Primary reference Number: 25880
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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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