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Decanter and stopper

Decanter and stopper

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (city) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790-ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jacobs, Isaac (makers)
    Wadham Ricketts & Co. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    'Royal Purple' glass, gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by F. A. Lart, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 23, shelf 2 []

Place of Origin

Bristol (city) (made)


ca. 1790-ca. 1800 (made)


Jacobs, Isaac (makers)
Wadham Ricketts & Co. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

'Royal Purple' glass, gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed, gilt

Inscribed, gilt


Height: 24.4 cm, Diameter: 8.5 cm

Descriptive line

Decanter and stopper, 'Royal Purple' glass, gilt, probably made by Wadham Ricketts & Co. or Isaac Jacobs, Bristol, about 1790-1800

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Truman, Charles. English Glassware to 1900. 1984. pl.17.
Witt, Cleo and Cyril Weeden, Arlene Palmer Schwind. Bristol Glass. Bristol : Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, 1984.

Labels and date

Decanter and stopper , 'Royal Purple' glass, gilt England (Bristol), about 1790-1800 probably made by Wadham Ricketts & Co. or Isaac Jacobs Gift of F. A. Lart, Esq. (C.203 &A-1921) A blue glass example with identical gilding illustrated by C Truman, English Glassware to 1900 (1984) pl.17, C.201 &A-1936, (not C750-1936 as stated). For discussion of these gilt decanters, see Cleo Witt et al., Bristol Glass (1984): a purple decanter signed Wadham Ricketts & Co and dated 1798 is illustrated, and mention is made of a Jacobs advertisement for dessert sets 'in burnished Gold upon Royal Purple'. . [18/06/2009]

Production Note

Probably made by Wadham, Ricketts & Co. or Isaac Jacobs.


Glass; Drinking


Ceramics Collection

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