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Flower Basket

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885M1239
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1865 - 1870

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Barnes & Co - View history


The base of this flower basket, was free blown, where air is blown down a metal tube that has a blob of glass at its end to create a bubble. This bubble of glass was then manipulated using a variety of tools to create the desired shape. The top section of the basket was made by trailing molten glass to form an open work trellis effect.

Purchased, Barnes and Co, 1870.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Clear flint glass.
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England


Height:16.5 cm
Width:13.5 cm