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  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1805 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jacobs, Isaac (glass-maker)
    Jacobs, Isaac (gilder)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blue glass, gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 23, shelf 2

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)


ca. 1805 (made)


Jacobs, Isaac (glass-maker)
Jacobs, Isaac (gilder)

Materials and Techniques

Blue glass, gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed 'I Jacobs Bristol' (gilt)
makers's mark


Height: 9.8 cm

Descriptive line

Wine-glass cooler or finger-bowl, England (Bristol), made by Isaac Jacobs and probably gilded in his factory, 1796-1820

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

R J Charleston, English Glass (1984) pl.44b. Another example illustrated Cleo Witt et all, Bristol Glass (1984) pl.24.

Labels and date

Signed 'I Jacobs Bristol' in gold and decorated with a key pattern. There seem to be no black bottles with this seal. A globular bottle glass tankard excavated in Bedfordshire and now at the Fitzwilliam Museum seems similar enough to suggest a South Eastern bottle house for these mugs. []

Production Note

Made by Issac Jacobs and probably gilded in his factory.




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