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Finger bowl: C/G.1-1939

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Glassmaker: Waterford Glass House

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Description

Finger bowl. Lead-glass, mould-blown, and tooled. Plain bowl with flat base, vertical sides and two lips opposite to each other. Moulded fluting on lower part of the body and under the base. In the centre of the base, a plain area with the a.m. inscription. Moulded on the underside 'Penrose, Waterford'.

Notes

History note: Purchased by the Friends from Cecil Davis, Fine Art Dealer, London

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4 3/4 in
Height: 3 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Waterford ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-04-17) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Late 18th century
Circa 1783 CE - 1799 CE

Note

The Waterford Glasshouse was owned by George and William Penrose between 1783-99

Components of the work

Bowl composed of lead-glass

Techniques used in production

Mould-blowing : Mould-blown lead glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PENROSE WATERFORD
  • Location: On the underside
  • Method of creation: Moulded
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.1-1939
Primary reference Number: 26748
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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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