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Beaker (drinking vessel): C/G.12-1932

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Tall cylindrical vessel of brownish glass. A rim of glass, now partly broken off, is attached to form a foot rim. Decorated with gilt and enamels. On the front the arms of Johann Georg II of Saxony. The reverse is enamelled with fruiting vines.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5 1/2 in
Height: 11 3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10-11) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


17th Century, Mid#
Production date: AD 1655 : dated 1655


A 'Hofkellerei' made for Saxon court residences

Cf. V.A.5314-1901 with coat of arms of Johann Georg I and inscribed 'Kellerej Lösnitz 1655'. See W.B. Honey, Victoria and Albert Museum. Glass: a Handbook for the Study of Glass Vessels of All Periods and Countries, p. 78 (London, 1946)

Probably originally had a top

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt enamel

Materials used in production

Brown glass

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: letters above coat of arms

  • Text: I.G.H.Z.S.I.C.V.B.C.
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: 1655
  • Location: Below coat of arms
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Kellerey Lösnitz
  • Location: Below coat of arms
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Name

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.12-1932
Primary reference Number: 27767
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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