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Communion beaker

This beaker and its companion are wheel engraved with scenes from the prophesies of Joanna Southcott. Both include an apple tree with figures of Joanna and Shiloh beneath.The inscription reads:...

Communion beaker and cover

Joanna Southcott (1750-1814) lived much of her life as a domestic servant in Devon. She joined the Wesleyans and received her first visions but later moved to London where her...

Window glass

This fragment of window glass is from the Roman legionary bath-house. It is among the earliest examples of window glass known in Britain....

Copy of the Portland vase

This is a neo-classical copy of the Portland Vase, an ancient Roman vessel made c.1-25CE. It may represent the classical myth of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis. Now held...

Vase

Loetz specialised in the production of iridescent glass in the fashionable Art Nouveau style. Iridescence is found in ancient glass which has been buried in damp soil. The rainbow like...

Lace-maker’s lamp

Glass globes filled with water were used as a lens to intensify the light of a candle and direct the beam on to the pillow. A diamond-engraved inscription ‘Herbert’ indicates...

The Exeter Flute Glass

Diamond point engraved with a portrait of King Charles II, an inscription: God Bless King Charles The Second and a truncated oak tree with a sprouting branch. The oak stump...

Window glass

This fragment of window glass is from the Roman legionary bath-house. It is among the earliest examples of window glass known in Britain....

Quizzing glass

This glass has a gilt metal surround and the cord is made of hair giving it a rough texture. The hook at the end is for attaching to the wearer’s...

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