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Wine glass: C.361-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glassmaker: Unknown (Probably)




Clear glass, cut and wheel-engraved. Rectangular bowl with canted corners, cut baluster stem with basal collar; octagonal foot. Two sides of the bowl are decorated with allegorical figures, one with a crescent moon her her head, and two flaming hearts with 3 above and the other with a star on her head, one heart and an anchor, surrounded by birds, scrolls, strapwork and flowers. The narrow corner panels each have a circular medallion containing respectively a stag, a doe, a horse and a unicorn in a landscape with formal ornament below. The underisde of the foot is cut with ovals separated by pairs of straight lines, and on the top has a border of triangles and dots.


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 1740 CE - 1750 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Glass composed of clear glass
Rim Diameter 6.3 cm
Foot Diameter 7.2 cm
Goblet Height 14.3 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 158
  • Method of creation: Painted in white paint
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.361-1991
Primary reference Number: 27850
Packing number: GLA 833
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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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