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Bowl: C.14 & A-1970

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bowl and stand. Cut glass. The bowl is oval with deep sloping sides and cusped rim. The base is cut with eight pointed leaves radiating from the centre and with intersecting lines forming a series of triangles round the central motif. The sides are cut with an all-over pattern of curved lines forming pointed leaves with diamond-shaped spaces between them. About half way up the sides there is a series of elliptical motifs, placed horizontally within the diamond-shaped spaces. The stand is oval with a wide, concave curved rim and a deep well to take the bowl. The base is cut with an eight-pointed star, the rim en suite with the bowl.


History note: Whittlesford

Legal notes

Given by Sir Hamilton Kerr, 1970 and transferred from Whittlesford to the Fitzwilliam, 1975. Registered, 1979.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970) by Kerr, Hamilton, Sir


Late 18th century
Circa 1775 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Bowl Diameter 18.1 cm Height 12.5 cm Length 25.0 cm
Stand Diameter 24.5 cm Height 5.6 cm Length 35.0 cm

Materials used in production

Clear glass

Techniques used in production

Cutting (glassworking)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14 & A-1970
Primary reference Number: 27362
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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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