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Silver lustre two-handled goblet: C.1170-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Silver lustre two-handled goblet




Dark red-grey earthenware, thrown and moulded parts applied then dipped in silver (platinum) lustre.

Goblet entirely covered in silver lustre. Semi-oviform body with chamfered edge to inside of rim, standing on a spreading foot. Two loop handles, each with a small thumb piece. The underside is indented and lustred, with a narrow foot-rim.


History note: Bought from Morley, Cambridge, on 10 September 1904, for ten shillings, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest, 1928.

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm
Width: 20 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Circa 1820 CE - 1840 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( silver (platinum))

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1170-1928
Primary reference Number: 71449
Old object number: 757
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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