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Mercantile Goblet: C.369-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Mercantile Goblet

Maker(s)

Glassmaker: Unknown

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Description

Mercantile goblet/linen industry goblet. Clear glass, cut, wheel-engraved and gilt. Ogee bowl, the lower part cut in relief with four shell or anthemions; facetted knop over a facetted stem; circular, slightly domed foot. The glass is broken off the stem below the knop. The bowl is decorated with Mercury and Neptune beneath a lady and gentleman seated in a loggia; men with a large package beside a warehouse, with above the interior with spinning and weaving in progress; and Italianate buildings beside a quay with a cart approaching from the left, and a merchant ship moored alongside. The foot is cut on the underside with alternating oval and straight cuts.

Notes

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. 16, lot 54, a linen industry goblet, then with cover; Henry Scipio Reitlinger; The Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
Circa 1745 CE - 1755 CE

Note

Engraving is in the style of Gottfried Schneider

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Glass composed of clear glass
Decoration composed of gilt
Foot Diameter 10.0 cm
Rim Diameter 9.2 cm
Bowl

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.369-1991
Primary reference Number: 27858
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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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