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Two-handled cup: C/G.1-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 17 (Flower)


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Amethyst, clear, and white glass, decorated with diamond-point engraving. The blown hemispherical amethyst bowl has two applied clear glass S-shaped handles on opposing sides, and an applied trailed circular footring. The exterior of the bowl is diamond-point engraved on one side with a bird amidst stylized foliage, and on the other side with similar a flower and similar foliage. A trail of opaque white glass encircles the rim. The centre of the bowl has a slight kick, and a pontil mark on the underside.


History note: Unknown before Leonard Daneham Cunliffe

Legal notes

L.D. Cunliffe Bequeast, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 cm
Width: 13.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE


Cf. A clear e.g. Victoria and Albert Museum, C.584-1903

School or Style

façon de Venise

Components of the work

Bowl composed of amethyst glass Diameter 10.1 cm
Handles composed of clear glass
Rim composed of opaque white glass

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C/G.1-1938
Primary reference Number: 27918
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 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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