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Goblet: C/G.15-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown




Lead glass, the cup-shaped bowl blown, and wheel-engraved; short stem, with domed foot on a square, cut base. The front is decorated with a view of Sunderland bridge, and inscribed in panels below: 'A West View of the Iron Bridge at SUNDERLAND Begun Sep 24th 1793 Open'd Augt 9th 1796. 214 Cast Iron Wrought 46 Tons Height 100 Feet Span 236'. On the back, is a panel with the monogram J.E.S. ?. Below the rim there is a band of floral decoration The remaining part of the bowl is decorated with garlands of flowers.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Cecil E. Byas Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5 5/8 in
Height: 6 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.


Late 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1800


In the inscription the th after 24 and 9, and the t after Aug are raised

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Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.E.S.
  • Location: On bowl
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Monogram

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.15-1938
Primary reference Number: 26155
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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