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Glass, Room 131


1877 (made)
Place of origin

Marbled white and purple 'slag' glass jug

Object details

Object type
TitleVitro-porcelain (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
press moulded
Brief description
Jug, Britain (Gateshead-on-Tyne), made by Sowerby & Co., Ellison Glass Works, 1877-1900, C.267-1987 .
Physical description
Marbled white and purple 'slag' glass jug
  • Height: 12.5cm
  • Greatest width width: 15.6cm
Marks and inscriptions
Diamond registration mark for 17/12/1877 (Diamond registration mark)
Gallery label
The design was registered in 1877. Sowerby's named their opaque glass 'Vitro-porcelain'. It was made in a number of colours including marbled or mixed colours, as here.
Credit line
Bequeathed by Michael Franklin
Sowerby's pattern bk. IX, p.5 (1280)
Other number
7692 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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