Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131


Flower Holder
ca. 1878 (made)
Place of origin

Two-handled press-moulded glass flower holder.

Object details

Object type
TitleVitro-porcelain (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
press moulded
Brief description
Flower holder, Britain (Gateshead-on-Tyne), made by Sowerby & Co., Ellison Glass Works, 1878-1900, C.205-1983 .
Physical description
Two-handled press-moulded glass flower holder.
  • Height: 7.7cm
  • Greatest width width: 10.0cm
Gallery label
The design was copied directly from a porcelain plate hand painted by Miss E.Howard in 1877 and entitled 'Gathering Apples'. Sowerby's named their opaque glass 'Vitro-porcelain'. It was produced in a number of colours
Credit line
Gift of M. J Franklin
Bibliographic references
  • Cottle (1986; p.69)
  • Shown in the V&A exhibition 'Nineteenth Century Pressed Glass', 3 August - 11 September 1983
Other number
7691 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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