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Bequeathed by Barbara Morris
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Glass, Room 131, case 43, shelf 2
Pressed glass bowl in the form of a swan with head cast down and by side.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Height: 10.8 cm, Length: 20 cm, Width: 9.5 cm Maximum Width.
Object history note
This object was formerly in the collection of Barbara Morris, and was bequeathed by her to the Museum. Morris, who had worked in the V&A's Circulation Department, was a pioneer in the study of Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Arts. She had a particular interest in ceramics and glass of the period, examples of which she collected avidly.
Historical significance: The form of the swan with its head cast down and by its side is very unusual. No other piece in this form exists in the V&A collection.
Bowl, press-moulded glass in the form of a swan, Joseph Webb and J. Hammond, Stourbridge, designed 1874.
Registered by Joseph Webb and J. Hammond.