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Beaker (drinking vessel): C.352-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown (Probably)




Footed beaker. Clear glass, cut and wheel-engraved. Facetted ogee bowl with plain, slightly domed foot. Decorated with two gentleman and a driver in an open carriage drawn by two horses. In the foreground there is a man standing with his hat in his hand beside the words 'bon voyage'. The scene has a rectangular frame composed of scrolls, strapwork, baskets and bouquets of flowers and foliage.


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: 9.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1740 CE - 1755 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Glass composed of clear glass
Foot Diameter 5.6 cm
Rim Diameter 6.1 cm

Techniques used in production

Blown : Clear glass, cut and wheel-engraved

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.352-1991
Primary reference Number: 27813
Packing number: GLA 157
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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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