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Beaker (drinking vessel): C.350-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown (Probably)
Engraver: Unknown




Clear glass, cut, wheel-engraved and gilt. Ogee bowl with three panels with a shell at the base of each, and facetted lower part; cut knop forming the stem; and circular foot with facetted edge. Each panel has a border of rocaille scrolls, flowers and pineapples; one contains a lady and gentleman standing on a lawn; one a putto holding a bunch of flowers; and one a space. The rim, sides of the panels and shells are gilt. The foot is engraved with triangular motifs separated by groups of three dots.


History note: Viktor Schick, Prague; Mrs Hedwig Schick; Sotheby's, 4th May 1939, Catalogue of the well-known collection of fine continental glass formed by the late Viktor Schick, Esq. of Prague. The property of Mrs Hedwig Schick, p. 15, no. 52, first part; 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: 13.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1730 CE - 1750 CE


Accessioned as Silesian or Bohemian but probably Silesian

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Glass composed of clear glass
Decoration composed of gilt
Foot Diameter 7.4 cm
Rim Diameter 8.0 cm

Techniques used in production

Blown : Clear glass, cut, wheel-engraved and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 195
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In white paint
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.350-1991
Primary reference Number: 27805
Packing number: GLA 160
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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