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Jelly glass: C/G.381-1931

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown




Lead glass moulded with 'diamond' ribbing.

Lead glass, moulded with criss-cross 'diamond' ribbing. The deep slender, bell-shaped bowl has two loop handles with folded lower terminals, and stands on a ribbed depressed ball knop and a domed foot; both moulded. There is a pontil mark in the middle of the underside of the foot.


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

Height: 11.5 cm
Width: 10.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Second quarter of 18th century
Circa 1725 CE - 1730 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Bowl Diameter 7.2 cm

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.381-1931
Primary reference Number: 26132
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 21 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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