Emerald green glass rummer by William Absolon

This rummer-shaped glass was enamelled and gilded by the Yarmouth decorator of ceramics and glass William Absolon and bears the arms of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

Details

Medium:
Glass, enamel & gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 13 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £16,055)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Private vendor

Nelson was born in Norfolk and landed in Yarmouth in 1800 when, according to a contemporary source, Absolon 'presented the hero with two glasses of local manufacture', of which this is one. Nelson was made a Baronet in 1798 and the form of this crest reflects this.

Provenance

Vice-Admiral Horatio, Viscount Nelson; William, 1st Earl Nelson...Private collection; Sotheby's, 2005; Private collection.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

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