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Standing bowl: C.26-1996

Object information

Current Location: Mezzanine Landing


Glassworks: James Powell & Sons (Probably)




Clear glass, double walled, silvered on the interior surfaces and sealed. Bell-shaped bowl, smooth on the interior and facetted on the exterior: ten on the lower part and twenty on the upper part, both rows with pointed tops. The facetted baluster stem has a facetted knop below the bowl. The circular foot is facetted round the outer edge.
A mark in the centre of the base on a circular disk with the lettering in relief: 'E. VARNISH & CO. LONDON' in a circle around 'PATENT'.


History note: Gabor Cossa Antiques, 34 Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Gift of Judge and Mrs Martin Leach-Cross Feldman, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1996-07-15) by Feldman, Judge and Mrs Martin Leach-Cross


19th Century, Mid#
Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1850

School or Style


Components of the work

Foot Diameter 11.4 cm
Bowl Diameter 15.0 cm
Interior Surfaces

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Blowing : Blown glass with cut decoration, silvered interior surface

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on a circular disk with the lettering in relief in a circle around PATENT

  • Text: E. VARNSH & CO. LONDON
  • Location: In the centre of the base
  • Method of creation: In relief
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-1996
Primary reference Number: 26827
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Audit data

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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