Collection of 164 drinking glasses by Various artists

The Lazarus collection of 164 drinking glasses, the earliest is a crizzled goblet.


Details

Medium:
Glass
Art Fund grant:
£11,410 ( Total: £91,310)
Acquired in:
1984
Vendor:
Peter Lazarus

On account of the glass tax, the earlier glasses (pre 1745) show great variety in form whereas the later ones rely more on decoration. Four glasses are attributed to James Giles and 14 to William and Mary Beilby. Some Newcastle glasses have been engraved in Dutch workshops with stipple-engraving. English engraving often takes the form of political slogans.

Provenance

Peter Lazarus.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

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