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What is this?

Yellow-green opalescent form of shallow, circular, wavy-edged bowl on green stem with loop in center and circular foot.

Why is this in our collection?

In 1834, James Powell, a successful wine merchant, purchased Whitefriars Glass, a glassworks that had been in existence since the 17th century. Soon after, Powell became deeply involved in an era of critical examination of design in Britain. A year after Powell’s entrée into glassmaking, the government established the Select Committee on Arts and Manufactures due to widespread concern over the quality of British manufactured goods in comparison with foreign, and especially French, imports. The committee’s report, published in 1836, resulted in the formation of national schools of design that exist to the present day. These schools aimed to compete with those on the continent, emphasizing quality over... more

This is a compote from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1890–1900 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Paul F. Walter. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

glass

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 14.5 x 23.5 cm (5 11/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

This object was designed by Harry Powell and manufactured by James Powell & Sons

This object was donated by Paul F. Walter

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