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Couple: C.18A & B-1998

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Glassmaker: Woodman, Rachael




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


20th Century, Late#
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

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18A & B-1998
Primary reference Number: 27274
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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