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Tumbler (drinking glass): C.12-1977

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Production)


Clear glass, fretted and enamelled in purple with a battle scene, the reverse with a single sprig of flowers; underside of foot decorated with six oval cuts in floral pattern.


History note: Collection of Rudolf von Strassen, Pelham Manor, New York

Legal notes

Purchased with the Napier Duplicates Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.5 cm
Height: 9.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1977-07-19) by Strassen, Rudolf von


Mid-18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1740

Components of the work

Glass composed of clear glass Decoration composed of enamel

Techniques used in production

Blowing : Clear glass, fretted and enamelled

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1977
Primary reference Number: 27799
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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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