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Wine glass - Rain


  • Object:

    Wine glass

  • Place of origin:

    Stourbridge (made)

  • Date:

    1934 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (designer)
    Lowe, J. (glass-maker)
    Nicklin, J. (glass-maker)
    Stuart & Sons Ltd (manufacturer)
    Red House Glassworks (glassworks)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wheel-cut glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 31, shelf 1

Physical description

Wheel-cut wine glass.

Place of Origin

Stourbridge (made)


1934 (made)


Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (designer)
Lowe, J. (glass-maker)
Nicklin, J. (glass-maker)
Stuart & Sons Ltd (manufacturer)
Red House Glassworks (glassworks)

Materials and Techniques

Wheel-cut glass

Marks and inscriptions

'Stuart England'
Makers's mark, acid-etched


Height: 15.5 cm

Descriptive line

Wine glass, designed by Paul Nash, and possibly made and cut by J Lowe and J Nicklin at Stuart & Sons Ltd (Redhouse Glassworks), Britain (Stourbridge), 1934

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

Broadfield House: British glass Between the Wars; Eatwell Ann....; V&A.M/Arts Council Thirties cat. See also photo record of Stuart & Sons pattern book in dept. Lib

Labels and date

One of a range of designs for industrially-made ceramics and glass by contemporary painters and other artists, an experiment aimed at improving British industrial design conceived as a result of the Gorell report into the subject, 1933. All the glassware was made by Stuart & Sons. This pattern, 'Rain', was the only one taken into the company's pattern books, excepting those by the company's own designer Ludwig Kny. The ceramics and glassware made for the experiment under the direction of T.A.Fennemore of Brain & Co. were shown first at Harrods in 1934 and then more fully at the exhibition 'British Art in Industry', Royal Academy, London, 1935. The drawing for this glass is annotated in Nash's handwriting 'Could you make a yellow glass on this principle. This is the revised version of the white glass you sent me' []

Production Note

Possibly made and cut by J. Lowe and J. Nicklin at Stuart & Sons Ltd (Redhouse Glassworks).


Glass; Drinking


Ceramics Collection

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