maker: unknown

circa 1820
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Object Detail

rummer, engraved with figure of Britannia, clear lead glass incurved bucket bowl - engraved with Brittania holding an olive branch over a ship along with "JIB" monogram. A band of olive branches to the rim. with annular stem collar over ball knop and conical foot snapped pontil.

The name Britain was used before the Roman invasion, its first mention comes from Pytheas, a Greek explorer and geographer, in the 4th century BCE. During the reign of Elizabeth I the figure of Britannia became the personification of the country and a symbol of national pride and endeavour.
Maker and role
maker: unknown
Production place
Production date
circa 1820
Media description
125 x diameter bowl 82 x diameter foot 75 mm
252 gm
Measurement details
height: 125mm
diameter: 82mm
diameter: 75mm
Credit line
gift of TJC Ambassador, Mr Andrew Dixon, Melbourne
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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