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Goblet: C.357-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown (Probably)




Clear glass, cut and wheel-engraved. Octagonal ogee bowl; cut baluster stem with basal collar; dodecanal foot. The profile of the bowl is emphasised by horizontal bands and there are small horizontal cuts on the angles of the lower part. Decorated with small figures of a man playing the flute, two eagles, a lion, and a clown holding a slapstick framed by laub und bandelwerk. On top of the foot there is a coat of arms beneath a coronet flanked by scrolls and foliage, and on the underside, radiating cut ovals and straight lines.


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.

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Glass composed of clear glass
Rim Diameter 7.3 cm
Foot Diameter 8.0 cm
Goblet Height 15.4 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.357-1991
Primary reference Number: 27846
Packing number: GLA 834
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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