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  • Place of origin:

    Stourbridge (registered)

  • Date:

    21/12/1874 (registered)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pressed glass

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Barbara Morris

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 43, shelf 2

Physical description

Pressed glass bowl in the form of a swan with head cast down and by side.

Place of Origin

Stourbridge (registered)


21/12/1874 (registered)



Materials and Techniques

Pressed glass


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.

Descriptive line

Bowl, press-moulded glass in the form of a swan, Joseph Webb and J. Hammond, Stourbridge, designed 1874.

Production Note

Registered by Joseph Webb and J. Hammond.





Subjects depicted





Ceramics Collection

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