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On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131

Decanter

1862 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Decanter, cut and gilt glass with applied 'jewels', designed by John H. Wood, made by Apsley Pellatt at the Falcon Glass Works, Southwark, London, 1862

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Decanter
  • Stopper
Materials and techniques
Glass with applied 'jewels', cut and gilt
Brief description
Decanter, cut and gilt glass with applied 'jewels', designed by John H. Wood, made by Apsley Pellatt at the Falcon Glass Works, Southwark, London, 1862
Dimensions
  • Without stopper height: 24cm
Style
Gallery label
Decanter , applied 'jewels', cut and gilt England (London), 1862 designed by John H. Wood, made by Apsley Pellatt at the Falcon Glass Works, Southwark, London. (Circ.736 to A-1969) .(18/06/2009)
Object history
Pieces of the same 'Alhambresque' design were shown at the London International Exhibition of 1862. The Alhambra palace in Grenada, Spain, was the residence of the Nasrids, the last Islamic rulers of Spain who were eventually expelled in 1492. The richly decorated halls of the palace, with their characteristic 'horseshoe' arches, became a popular source of decorative designs in Britain after their detailed publication by Owen Jones in 1842-6.
Production
Attribution to Wood given by Waring. Designed by John H. Wood, made by Apsley Pellatt at the Falcon Glass Works, Southwark, London.
Bibliographic references
  • Waring. 1862, vol. I. pl.87.
  • Mariam Rosser-Owen, Islamic Arts from Spain, London, 2010, p.143.
Other number
9289 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.736&A-1969

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Record createdJune 18, 2009
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