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Ravenscroft, George, glassmaker, English glass worker, 1632-1683, England, London, Savoy Glasshouse






circa 1676 1677


late 17th Century


Crizzled lead glass, blown. Slightly waisted and with slightly wrythen moulded flutes, with raven's head seal on a milled cordon round base, and folded rim. The stand fluted as bowl and with folded rim.


blowing; whole
moulding; decoration


lead-glass; whole; crizzled


blown glass with moulded decoration


height, bowl, 5.2, cm
diameter, bowl, 17.5, cm
diameter, stand, 24.5, cm


bequeathed; 1961-10-19; Beves, Donald H.


unknown before testator

Acquisition Credit:

D.H. Beves Bequest


mark; on milled cordon round base of bowl; seal; a raven's head; mark used by George Ravenscroft


Glass at the Fitzwilliam Museum. 1978 - 1978
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: 173


, Royal Academy of Arts1960-1. The Age of Charles II.London:
Ref. London, Royal Academy Exhibition, no. 317

The Fitzwilliam Museum. 1977. Glass at the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 78
Publ. p. 78, no. 173

Charleston, R.J.. 1984. English Glass and the Glass used in England, c. 400-1940.London: Allen & Unwinp. p. 120
Publ. Illustrated, pl. 236 and see p. 120 Ref. For Ravenscroft, see Chapter 4, pp. 109-22

Charleston, R.J.. 1962. Circle of Glass Collectors Commemorative Exhibition, 1937-1962.London:
Ref. no. 112

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1962. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Annual Report for the Year ending 31 December 1961.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press
Publ. Illustrated, plate V, bottom

Sotheby's. 1993. Continental Ceramics and Glass, 9th November 1993.London?: p. p. 21
Cf. A Venetian example see Sotheby's, 9th November, 1993, p. 21, lot 37, where this example is mentioned as inspired by such a Venetian bowl and stand. The bowl is 30 cm wide and stand 35.5 cm

Davis, Derek Cecil. 1964. English and Irish Antique Glass.London?: A. Barker
Ref. fig. 1

Poole, Julia E.. Bequests from Two Cambridge Collectors, The Reverend Alfred Valentine Valentine-Richards MA (1866-1933) and Donald H. Beves MA (1896-1961).
Source Title: Glass Collectors and their Collections in Museums in Great Britain(1999)
p. pp. 49-55
Ref. Donald H. Beves MA (1896-1961), pp. 49-55

Charleston, R.J.. Cambridge Connoisseur.London:
Source Title: The Connoisseur CXLV (June-1960)
p. p. 33
Ref. p. 33, no. 3

Charleston, R.J.. George Ravenscroft, New Light on the Development of his 'Christalline Glasses'.Corning:
Source Title: Journal of Glass Studies X (1968) : p. 164
p. p. 163
Ref. p. 163, fig. 2

Brain, Colin J.. Brain, Sue. The Development of lead-crystal glass in London and Dublin 1672-1682: a reappraisal.
Source Title: Glass Technology: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A 57 2 (April-2016) : 37-52
p. 37-52


Object Number: C.612A & B-1961
(Applied Arts)
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