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Cordial glass

Cordial glass

  • Place of origin:

    Newcastle upon Tyne (made)

  • Date:

    1764 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled glass

  • Credit Line:

    Wilfred Buckley Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 23, shelf 3

Physical description

Foot: domed; Stem: opaque-twist; Bowl: round funnel

Place of Origin

Newcastle upon Tyne (made)


1764 (dated)



Materials and Techniques

Enamelled glass

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed 'HC 1764' (enamelled)


Height: 10.8 cm

Descriptive line

Cordial glass, England (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), probably painted by a member of the Beilby family, 1764

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

The ingenious Beilbys - James Rush, 1973 The decorated glasses of William and Mary Beilby 1761-78 - Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1980, p.12, no.49

Labels and date

Inscribed 'HC 1764' and decorated with grapes and vines. The Duke of Atholl purchased in 1764 'Eggend enamd wines painted Grape border & Gilt Rims at 14/- (per doz)', equivalent to one shilling and twopence per glass. []

Production Note

Probably painted by a member of the Beilby family.

Subjects depicted

Vines; Grapes


Glass; Drinking


Ceramics Collection

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