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Jelly glass: C/G.290-1931

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown




Lead glass, mould blown. The slender, bell-shaped bowl has sharp, slightly spiral ribbing, and stands on a hollow ball knop and circular foot with a pontil mark underneath. The hollow ball knop opens into the inside of the bowl.


History note: Collection of J.C. Varty-Smith of Penrith; his sisters, the Misses Varty-Smith

Legal notes

Given by the Misses Varty-Smith

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.1 cm
Height: 3.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-10-23) by Varty-Smith, Misses


18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: circa AD 1750


North country type

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.290-1931
Primary reference Number: 26131
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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