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Spill Vase
1877 (made)
Place of origin

Spill vase, Britain (Gateshead-on-Tyne), made by Sowerby & Co., Ellison Glass Works, 1877-1900, C.159-1983 .

Object details

Object type
TitleVitro-porcelain (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
press moulded
Brief description
Spill vase, Britain (Gateshead-on-Tyne), made by Sowerby & Co., Ellison Glass Works, 1877-1900, C.159-1983 .
  • Height: 8.2cm
  • Greatest width width: 6.1cm
Marks and inscriptions
Diamond registration mark for 7/1877 (Diamond registration mark)
Gallery label
Sowerby's named their opaque glass 'Vitro-porcelain' It was produced in a number of colours including, as here, a black known as 'Jet'. The design of this vase was registered in 1877
Credit line
Gift of M. J Franklin
Sowerby's pattern bk.IX, p.3 (1236)
Other number
7687 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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