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Vase: C.20-1997

Object information

Current Location: Mezzanine Landing


Glassworks: James Powell & Sons (Probably)




Dark greyish-prussian blue glass with broad horizontal optic ribbing. The vase stands on a circular foot with a slightly sloping upper surface, and a circular central depression where the pontil mark has been ground down. The sides curve outwards gently, and then slope inwards slightly towards the rim. The lower part is thicker, and from a distance gives the impression that the vase is partly filled with water.


History note: Mr & Mrs James Derek Poole.

Legal notes

Given by Dr Julia E. Poole

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.8 cm
Height: 23.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Harrow ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-06-09) by Poole, Julia E.


Production date: circa AD 1936 : The vase was a wedding present in 1936


Probably James Powell (Whitefriars) Ltd., Wealdstone, Harrow

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 12.0 cm

Materials used in production

Blue glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1372
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-1997
Primary reference Number: 27133
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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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