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Flask: C.8 & A-1995

Object information


James Powell & Sons (Silversmith)
Uncertain Powell, Harry (Designer)


Greenish glass, blown and trailed with white melted in threads; cork stopper mounted inside a silver cover. Of 'moon flask' form with a ring half-way up the long neck, and a slightly concave base which has been ground to level it. Both sides are decorated with five loops trailed in white which, on one side, swirl to the left. The cork is attached to the cover by means of a rod, washer and nut. The cylindrical cover has a domed top rising to a point surmounted by a ball finial and is chased (?) with seven lines radiating from the centre. Marks on the cover: (1) Maker's mark JP for James Powell & Sons, registered 15th February 1911 (2) Lion passant; (3) Leopard's head; (4) Date letter P for 1910-11


History note: Private Collection

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam (purchased with the Guides Fund)

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.4 cm
Height: 25.7 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1995-05-01) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Early 20th century
1910 CE - 1911 CE

Components of the work

Stopper composed of cork (bark) silver Body

Materials used in production

Green glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8 & A-1995
Primary reference Number: 27076
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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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