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Decanter: C.155 & A-1975

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Edwards, Benjamin




Lead glass, mould-blown and tooled. The lower part is flutted, and there are two string rings round the neck. Flat stopper. Marke integrally moulded into the base, 'B. EDWARDS BELFAST'.


History note: Ivan Napier Collection; Miss E.H. Bolitho

Legal notes

Given by Miss E.H. Bolitho through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Belfast ⪼ Northern Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975-07-15) by Bolitho, E.H., Miss


19th century
Production date: circa AD 1830


Benjamin Edwards, Senior, operated a glasshouse at Belfast between 1776 and 1811 and died in 1812

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Mould-blowing : Lead-glass, mould-blown and tooled

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.155 & A-1975
Primary reference Number: 26972
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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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