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Roemer

Roemer

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1676-1677 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mould-blown glass with applied raspberry prunts

  • Credit Line:

    Formerly part of the Barry Richards collection.

  • Museum number:

    C.164-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 21, shelf 1

Physical description

Colourless glass rummer, blown in three parts: a trumpet shaped foot, a cylindrical hollow stem and an ovoid bowl. All three elements have slight vertical ribs. The stem has applied 'raspberry prunts' and a small prunt mould-stamped with the letter 'S'. On the joint between stem and bowl there is an applied and tooled thread of glass. The glass is crizzling.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1676-1677 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Mould-blown glass with applied raspberry prunts

Marks and inscriptions

Marked with an 'S' seal.
Probably for the Savoy glasshouse of George Ravenscroft. S marked pieces contain lead and are similar forms to those marked with Ravenscrofts raven head seal mentioned as being used in 1677.

Dimensions

Height: 19.8 cm

Object history note

The 'S' mark has been claimed as Southwarh or Savoy glasshouses. Another object with an S-marked stem in the V&A is C.589-1925. It is thought that the shapes and chemical compositions of the 'S' and Ravenshead seal groups are so close that George Ravenscroft is likely to have been responsible for the 'S', presumably for Savoy in 1676.

Descriptive line

Roemer, England (London), 1676-1677

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

R J Charleston, English Glass (1968) pl.15 R J Charleston, English Glass (1984) pl.25c
Journal of Glass Studies, vol. 36, 1994, p. 106, no 3

Labels and date

Marked with an 'S' seal, probably for the Savoy glasshouse of George Ravenscroft. For a wine or beer glass stem, see 8978 on the same shelf. A crizzled posset pot with 'S' seal is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The 'S' marked pieces contain lead, and are of similar forms to those marked with Ravenscroft's raven head seal mentioned as being used in 1677. []

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Mould blown

Categories

Glass; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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