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Dish: C.12-1970

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown




Lead glass. Cut glass. Oval with low, curving sides. The base is cut with fourteen pointed leaves radiating from the centre surrounded by two rows of fourteen scallops. The sides have a band of diamonds. The rim is scalloped and notched.


History note: Given by Sir Hamilton Kerr, 1970. Transferred to the Fitzwilliam in 1975 from Whittlesford and registered in 1979. Unknown before donor.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Hamilton Kerr, 1970.

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.9 cm
Length: 21.5 cm
Width: 17.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by Kerr, Hamilton, Sir


Early 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1825 CE

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Blowing : Blown and cut glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1970
Primary reference Number: 26780
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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