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Foundation Slab

1842 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Foundation slab, clear glass, with encased enamel inscription, England (London), made by Apsley Pellatt, 1842

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
clear glass, with encased enamel inscription
Brief description
Foundation slab, clear glass, with encased enamel inscription, England (London), made by Apsley Pellatt, 1842
Dimensions
  • Height: 21.5cm
  • Greatest width width: 26.0cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
'This first stone of the new Royal Exchange was laid by [Hi]s Royal Highness the Prince Albert, ..[Co]nsort of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, in the Month of January MDCCCXLII (=1842), and in the [fif]th year of her reign ...[Willi]am Tite Architect, Apsley Pellatt, Glass Encrustator' (encased enamel)
Bibliographic references
  • A Pellatt, Curiosities of Glass, London, 1849, p. 30-31 for a description of this kind of plaque.
  • Geoffrey Wills, Victorian Glass, London 1976, Pl 2.
Other number
7861 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession number
4523-1901

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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