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Scent flask: C.565-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




Salt-glazed dark brown and off-white agateware. Circular in the shape of a snail's shell, with on one side a small screw stopper, and on the other, a projection scored with a cross which enables the bottle to be stood up with the diameter vertical.


History note: Unidentified owner in Brighton; Mr George Stoner from whom purchased on 19 November 1917 for £4 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Given by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5.3 cm
Height: 2.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1755 CE

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Components of the work

Surface composed of saltglaze

Materials used in production

brown and cream agateware Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.565-1928
Primary reference Number: 75537
Old object number: 3901
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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