About this object

Glass palm cup (Harden Class X,ii,b,5). Glass pale olive with large and small air bubbles, distinct blowing spirals. Surface somewhat decayed, with remaining patches of iridescence, brown in colour. Rim simple outward folded base has pontil mark. Quite a lot of wear visible on rim. Cracked and damaged

The glass cup was found in the grave of the woman buried with the Kingston Brooch (M6226), along with a gold pendant (M6231), a pair of silver safety-pin brooches (M6234 & M6235), an iron chatelaine, remains of a wooden box with iron fittings, a pottery vessel, a bronze hanging-bowl with enamelled escutcheons and print, and a two-handled bronze pan with trivet

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe
  • Date made
    6th Century AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Bryan Rev Faussett
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Kent: Kingston
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    64 mm x 108 mm
  • Related people
    Bryan Rev Faussett (Collector, previous owner); Godfrey Faussett (Previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1854
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Godfrey Faussett

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: By descent
    Owned until: 1854
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Bryan Rev Faussett

    Owned from: 1771
    How acquired: Collected
    Owned until: 1776-10-10
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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