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Vase: C.33-1997

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Woods, Paul




Oblong vase. Clear glass cased in purplish-black, rolled on silver foil and blown into a rectangular mould, cut, sandblasted and etched. Rectangular with rounded corners and straight sides. The clear glass of the exterior is matt and slightly rippled, and is decorated with a 'wrapper' in polished black and mottled purple and silver, which appears to be held on by two shiny black strings attached to its pointed ends.

Legal notes

Given from the Eagle Collection

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.6 cm
Length: 7.6 cm
Width: 4.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-06-10) by Eagle Collection


Late 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Circa 1985 CE - 1987 CE

School or Style

studio glass

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of silver foil

Materials used in production

Clear glass

Techniques used in production

Blown : Clear glass cased in purplish-black, rolled on silver foil and blown into a rectangular mould, cut, sandblasted and etched

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PW
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Monogram

Inscription present: elongated rectangular label inscribed '459 P. WOOD' (sic) in black biro

  • Text: 459 P. WOOD
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-1997
Primary reference Number: 27277
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Audit data

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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