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Flask: C.377-1991

Object information

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Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Flask. Clear glass with enclosed 'combed' white threads; brass (?) mount, stopper and chain. Hexagonal with a slight kick, straight sides and almost flat shoulder, the narrow neck encased in a cylindrical mount with a slightly domed top, engraved with acanthus leaves, surmounted by a small ball and a loop to take the chain which is also attached by its lower end to the neck.

Notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.7 cm
Width: 6.1 cm

Relative size of this object

6.1 cm15.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th-18th Century
Circa 1675 CE - 1725 CE

Components of the work

Mount composed of brass (alloy) ( uncertain)
Body
Decoration

Materials used in production

Clear glass

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 302/U
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.377-1991
Primary reference Number: 27994
Packing number: GLA 334
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 8 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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