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Bottle: C.68 & A-1997

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Clear glass, covered with canvas and beadwork in blue, green, yellow, red, clear and black beads; stopper of cork, the top covered in similar beadwork. The bottle is oval in plan, with straight sides, curved shoulders, and cylindrical neck with projecting rim. The top of the cover is domed. The bottom of the bottle is decorated with a narrow oblong outlined in green, red, and yellow beads with clear beads forming the background. Both sides are decorated with a large crown, with two rampant lions flanking a stylised tree, and three blue pyramids below, with geometrical and stylised floral bands above and below. The shoulder and neck are decorated with similar bands, all with a background of clear beads. Round the bottle are two horizontal bands and two vertical bands which continue into a carrying strap, all of canvas worked on one side with beadwork: stylised floral motifs on the horizontal bands and a zig-zag design on the vertical bands and carrying strap. The stopper is decorated with stylised floral motifs and a yellow bead fringe. Attached to the top is a cylindrical 'rope' decorated with a spiral black line of beads, and flower heads.

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands, Litt D., CBE, CH

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vienna ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.D.H.


18th Century-19th Century#
Circa 1775 CE - 1825 CE

Components of the work

Bottle Cover composed of beadwork ( blue, green, yellow, red, clear, black) canvas
Stopper Cover composed of beadwork ( yellow)
Glass composed of clear glass
Stopper composed of cork (bark)
Bottle Height 21.1 cm Width 10.0 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 27899
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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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