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Sphere: C.2-2000

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O'Dare, Emma (Glassmaker)


Royal-blue volcanic pâte-de-verre with yellow ochre interior shading to blue at the top. Three-quarters of a sphere with an irregular rim. The exterior has a bubbly, cratered surface, and the inside is uneven and wrinkled.


History note: Purchased by the donors from Adrian Sassoon, 14 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1BB

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.5 cm
Height: 27.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000-03-06) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


Late 20th Century
Production date: AD 1999


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Emma O’Dare was born in London in 1972. She studied Three-Dimensional Design at Sunderland University from 1991 to 1994 with a specialism in glass and ceramics. She lives and works in London.

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Materials used in production

royal-blue pâte-de-verre Paste (glass)

Techniques used in production

Kiln forming : Royal-blue volcanic pâte-de-verre with yellow ochre interior shading to blue at the top

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-2000
Primary reference Number: 27255
Entry form number: 122
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 6 August 2021 Last processed: Monday 9 August 2021

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

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