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Couple: C.18A & B-1998

Object information




Woodman, Rachael (Glassmaker)


Two svelte, slightly curving forms, one larger than the other which should be placed so that the taller form inclines protectively or companionably towards the smaller form. A (the taller form) is of bright grass green glass, cased in white, and again in green, free-blown, and cold finished. Oval in plan with sides rising upwards in a sweeping curve to a narrow oval mouth which has the casing cut away to reveal the clear green glass. B (the smaller form) is of bright grass green glass, cased in white and blue, and green made in the same manner. It appears bluish-green at the bottom and grass green at the top, and has a pronounced V-shaped 'split' in the white casing at the top and a clear streak running down one side.


History note: Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London, W1P 9FA

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Frome ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-10-12) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Late 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1998

School or Style

studio glass Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Parts composed of blue glass white glass green glass B Height 57.6 cm Width 9.0 cm
A Height 60.8 cm Width 9.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Free-blowing : Free-blown glass, cold finished
Casing (glassworking)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R. Woodman 1998 N.W. Frome.
  • Location: Signed on both parts on the base
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18A & B-1998
Primary reference Number: 27274
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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