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Wine glass: C.21-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Messrs. Jones of Ludgate Hill (Uncertain)
Glassmaker: Perrin Geddes & Co. (Uncertain)




Green glass, cut, and engraved. The upper part of the slightly flared bucket bowl is engraved with the initials 'J.A.M.' (for Juan Alvarez. Mandezábal or Mendizabal). The lower part has a calyx of deep wrythen cutting. The cut stem has a diamond-cut knop at the top, and the eight-pointed star-shaped foot is cut underneath with an eight-pointed star.


History note: Delomosne & Son Ltd.,4 Campden Hill Road, Kensington High Street, London, 28.

Legal notes

Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ England
  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-29) by Delomosne & Son Ltd


19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1840 CE - 1845 CE


This glass is similar in design to the glasses in a service made for the Prince of Wales by Perrin Geddes of Warrington c. 1806-10, but a drawing in the Victoria and Albert Museum, E.784-1978 by John Jones, shows a similar glass engraved 'J.A.M.' and on the drawing inscribed 'Had by J.A. Mandezabal'. John Jones, was one of the sons of Francis Jones (d. 1834), who had taken over the firm of John Blades after the latter's death in 1829. The V. & A. also has a sheet of drawings by Leopold William Jones dating from c. 1840 which also shows this shape. The firm continued until 1857. J.A.M. was presumably the Spanish economist and politician Juan Álvarez Mendizábal (1790-1853), who lived in England from 1823 until returning to Spain in the mid 1830s.

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 7.2 cm

Materials used in production

Green glass

Techniques used in production

Cutting (glassworking)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.A.M.
  • Location: On bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.21-1985
Primary reference Number: 26100
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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