Glasses decorated by William Absolon of Yarmouth by William Absolon

A group of 11 dark green glasses in three different shapes decorated with a coronet and the words 'Joy and Health to Cornwallis Wherever he Goes'.


Gilded glass
Art Fund grant:
£1,516 ( Total: £5,376)
Acquired in:
Private collector

Charles Cornwallis lived on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. His most noted victory was defeating Tipu Sultan in 1792 when Governor of India. These glasses are likely to have been commissioned after this event, by or for his family.


? commissioned by or for the Cornwallis family; by descent; Cheffins, Cambridge, 2008.

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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625

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