A Claret Decanter by William Beilby

This decanter is a characteristic example of the work of the Beilbys, a well-known Newcastle family of glass enamellers who began to develop the novel technique of firing enamels into glass about 1760.


Details

Medium:
Enamelled glass
Dimensions:
29 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
Asprey's

The Beilby business was carried on at Amen Corner near Newcastle Cathedral. The vine and butterfly motifs which decorate the present piece are typical of the Beilby style, the butterfly on the neck being virtually William Beilby's signature.

Venue details

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge Street, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Tyne and Wear NE1 8AG 0191 232 7734 www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing

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