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Goblet: C.366-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Probably Unknown (Glassmaker)


Clear glass, cut and wheel-engraved. Funnel bowl with seven broad facets at its base; teared baluster stem cut with seven facets and a horizontal milled band at the shoulder, facetted basal half-knop; circular folded foot. The decoration of the bowl is divided into three horizontal zones. At the top there is a band of fruit with a narrow diamond cut band above and a milled band below. Round the middle there are eight narrow panels divided by vertical 'ladders'. Four panels are cut with an arch and four with four arches of graduated size. The former contain putti representing the Seasons, the latter contain respectively a basket of flowers on a stand, a man leaning on a scythe, a basket of fruit on a stand and a man shooting a stag. Below there is a band of flowers with a narrow milled band above and a diamond cut band below. The foot is cut underneath with a toothed edging and engraved on top with a circle of fruit.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


First half of 18th Century
Circa 1730 CE - 1740 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 8.1 cm
Foot Diameter 8.9 cm
Bowl Decoration

Materials used in production

Clear glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 70
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In white paint
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.366-1991
Primary reference Number: 27492
Packing number: GLA 830
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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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