Wine Glass

1580 (dated)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Wine glass in clear glass with brownish tint, shallow bowl, short stem with knob with mould-blown ribbing, on a tall trumpet-shaped foot. Diamond-point engraved with the initials AF and the date 1580.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Diamond point engraved glass
Brief Description
Wine glass, England (probably London), probably engraved by Anthony de Lysle at Verzelini's glass house, 1580
Physical Description
Wine glass in clear glass with brownish tint, shallow bowl, short stem with knob with mould-blown ribbing, on a tall trumpet-shaped foot. Diamond-point engraved with the initials AF and the date 1580.
Dimensions
  • Height: 13.0cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
engraved with the initials 'A.F' and the date '1580' (Decoration)
Credit line
Wilfred Buckley Collection
Object history
Coll. Horace Walpole #469; when sold in the Hailstone coll. this glass was described as having been presented by Lady Georgina Smythe to Horace Wallpole (See cat. of 'Strawberry Hill' sale). Bought by Buckley at Symonds Ha..way street for £ 2.10.0
Bibliographic References
  • R. J. Charleston, English Glass, 1984, pp.56, Pl. 12d
  • Snodin, Michael (ed.), Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill, New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009p.334
Other Number
8480 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
C.522-1936

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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