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Vase: C/G.1 & A-1945

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Object information

Maker(s)

Possibly Unknown (Glassmaker)

Description

Opaque-white glass, blown, and painted in polychrome enamels. Ovoid with flat foot, short neck, and a domed cover with a knob. The jar is decorated with flowers, an insect and a butterfly, and the cover with a smaller spray of flowers

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-04-19) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Mid-18th Century
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE

Note

On accession the painting was attributed to Michael Edkins of Bristol, but this view is no longer accepted. It seems more likely that the vase was decorated in London or in South Staffordshire, possibly by the painter who signed P.F. or P.P. on water bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, dated 1764.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels Body

Materials used in production

presumed opacified with arsenic Opaque white glass

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.1 & A-1945
Primary reference Number: 27090
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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