Bottle

On display

Ruby-glass bottle with vertical ridges, silver-gilt mounts with domed top which opens by unscrewing; heavy suspension chain, spiral gadroons on the foot. One of a pair with WA2013.1.275.2.

Details

  • Title

    Bottle

  • Artist/maker

    Tobias Baur (master 1685 - died 1735) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Augsburg (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1690
  • Material and technique

    ruby-glass, silver-gilt

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.275.1

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Further reading

Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo von, Rubinglas des ausgehden 17 und des 18 Jahrhunderts (Mainz, 2001), 308/311

Schroder, Timothy, Renaissance and Baroque Silver, Mounted Porcelain and Ruby Glass from the Zilkha Collection (Paul Holberton publishing, London, 2012), 96-98

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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