Enameled Beilby Ale Glass with Bee Skep

Object Name: 
Enameled Beilby Ale Glass with Bee Skep

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Object Name: 
Enameled Beilby Ale Glass with Bee Skep
Accession Number: 
2009.2.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.6 cm, Diam (max): 7.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1765-1770
Primary Description: 
Colorless and opaque white glass; blown, tooled, applied; enameled. An elongated ogee bowl atop a stem with an opaque white twist and a conical foot. The bowl is decorated with white enameled basket-woven hive on a ledge with scroll below, surrounded by scattered bees; the reverse is decorated with a stylized flower. The rim has small remnants of enameling.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bonhams, Source
Inscription: 
JAMES HALL COLLECTION / G / 196
label
Sticker On bottom of foot Blue and white sticker. Blue border with white text and a white center with blue handwritten text.
The James Hall Collection of English Glass (Bonhams) (2008-12-17) illustrated, p. 40, Lot #131; BIB# 106953