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Lamp: C.5-1998

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Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unidentified English glasshouse




Clear lead glass. The depressed globular bowl of the lamp is blown-moulded with gadrooning round the lower part, six applied nozzles for wicks at regular intervals on the sides, and a circular hole in the centre. It is joined to a tall, plain inverted trumpet-shaped foot.


History note: Howard Phillips, London, from whom purchased in November 1985 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-01-19) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


Early 18th Century
Queen Anne
George I
Circa 1700 CE - 1725 CE


This is one of only two examples known of lamps with six nozzles. For the other, see Documention, Kelsall.

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Components of the work

Foot Diameter 15.7 cm

Materials used in production


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Inscription present: white paper stick-on-label, removed on accession

  • Text: 50
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1998
Primary reference Number: 26702
Old object number: 50
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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