Goblet
Date: c. 1900
Medium: Lead glass, enclosed gold leaf decoration
Dimensions: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) diameter (of foot): 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1991
Object Number: 1991-106
About: Whitefriars Glassworks was somewhat unusual in their production of a broad range of products from purely functional to decorative. In 1873 Harry Powell, trained as a chemist, began his tenure at Whitefriars introducing a new range of innovative designs. This Goblet glass is an example of their “Venetian” style tableware modeled after designs found in 16th century Murano glassware.
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