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Decanter for Brandy: C/G.325.2 & A-1931

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Decanter for Brandy

Maker(s)

Glassworks: Jacobs, Lazarus
Gilder: Jacobs, Isaac

Entities

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Description

Dark blue lead glass, blown, and gilded. Dumb-bell shape with flat stopper. Decorated with gold including a label painted on and inscribed 'Brandy'. A pair with C/G.325.1 & A-1931.

Notes

History note: J.C. Varty-Smithy, Penrith; his sisters, the Misses Varty-Smith

Legal notes

Given by the Misses Varty-Smith

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 3 1/2 in
Height: 9 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-10-23) by Varty-Smith, Misses

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1790 - 1805

Note

Lazarus Jacobs, of the Temple Street Glasshouse died in 1795 and was succeeded by his son, Isaac, who set up the Non-Such Flint Glass House in Great Gardens, Bristol in 1805. This decanter and its pair are unsigned but were probably made in one or other glasshouse. Similar decanters in the Bristol City Art Gallery are signed 'I Jacobs, England, Bristol'. See Documentation.

School or Style

Neoclassical

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt
Body

Materials used in production

violet-blue Lead-glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Brandy
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.325.2 & A-1931
Primary reference Number: 26887
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 September 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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