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Tumbler (drinking glass): C.370-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Clear glass, mould-blown and engraved. The sides are mould-blown with a diamond-pattern overall except for a narrow zone at the top which is engraved with a border of alternating cross-hatched ellipses and spotted diamonds with pairs of leaves below and pairs of spots above, and round the rim a wavy line. The base has a pronounced pontil mark.


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: 9.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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



Components of the work

Base Diameter 4.8 cm
Rim Diameter 7.2 cm

Materials used in production

Clear glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.370-1991
Primary reference Number: 28003
Packing number: GLA 154
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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