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Tankard: C.30-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Clear glass, overlaid with amber, cut and wheel-engraved with two views, inscribed 'Schloss Eberstein' and 'Alte Burg von Baden', and with the initial 'L'.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J.C. Burkill

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.4 cm
Width: 11.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-07-25) by Burkill, J. C., Mrs


Mid-19th Century
Circa 1840 CE - 1860 CE

Components of the work

Overlay composed of amber (fossil resin)

Materials used in production

Clear glass

Techniques used in production

Cutting (glassworking)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Schloss Eberstein
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Alte Burg von Baden
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: initials

  • Text: L
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.30-1983
Primary reference Number: 27411
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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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