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Finger bowl: C.3-1976

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Object information

Current Location: Mezzanine Landing


Glassworks: Unknown




Clear glass, blown, and acid-etched. Circular with straight sides sloping inwards towards the rim. Decorated on the sides with ancient Egyptian motifs: four sphinxes separated by lotus plants.


History note: Richard Dennis, Kensington Church Street, London

Legal notes

Purchased with the Napier Duplicates Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.5 cm
Height: 7.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1976-03-11) by Dennis, Richard


19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1882


See trade catalogue of Silber and Fleming, Wood St. London, where this design for a suite of glass is illustrated as The 'Egyptian', nd, c. 1882 (Victoria and Albert Library).

School or Style

Egyptian Revival

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Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Blowing : Blown lead glass with acid-etched decoration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1976
Primary reference Number: 26809
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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