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Mirage: C.13-2001

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Glassmaker: Layton, Peter




Orange, a little yellow, dark brown, and lavender-blue glass, free blown. Not quite circular with deep curved sides rising from a narrow circular base, which has been ground flat. The lower part is orange with brown markings resembling a desert landscape, with a narrow wavy heat shimmer above, and lavender-blue sky extending upwards to the rim.


History note: Purchased from Primavera, King's Parade, Cambridge, from the exhibition held in the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2 July - 3 September 2001, Ceramics & Glass, New Work by Alan Caiger-Smith and Peter Layton, PL 02

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 30.3 cm
Height: 23.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2001-10-08) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


21st Century, Early
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2001

School or Style

studio glass
Contemporary Craft

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Free-blown : Orange, a little yellow, dark brown, and lavender-blue glass, free blown

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: probably LR

  • Text: Peter Layton LR
  • Location: Just above base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13-2001
Primary reference Number: 34934
Entry form number: 161
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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