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Taperstick: C/G.1 & A-1935

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown (Probably)




Opaque white glass painted in polychrome enamels; drip-pan of enamelled copper with gilt-metal rim. Incised twist stem between multiple knops. Domed circular foot. The foot is painted with flowers and insects, and there are sprays of flowers on the nozzle and drip pan.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.9 cm
Height: 17 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935-02-20) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


18th century
Circa 1755 - 1760


The enamelled copper drip pan suggests that the taperstick was manufacture in South Staffordshire

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels

Materials used in production

presumed opacified with arsenic Opaque white glass

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.1 & A-1935
Primary reference Number: 26398
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 October 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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