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made in London

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This glass bowl was made in 1980 by Fleur Tookey at The Glasshouse in London.

The bowl is made of colourless frosted glass tinted purple-pink and white at the bottom. It has applied red glass beads. It bears the diamond-engraved mark 'Fleur Tookey'.

Studio Glassmaking has established itself firmly as an accepted British craft. For the first half of the 20th century neither British Industries nor British Art Colleges encouraged artists to work in glass as was done in Northern Europe and the USA. The first glass department to change this was that built up at Edinburgh College of Art by Helen Monro-Turner in the 1950s and 60s. This coincided with a revolution in the technology of glassmaking pioneered by American artists in the early 1960s. A further impetus was provided by the setting up of The Glasshouse in London which provided working space for graduates of the Royal College of Art. A number of similar corporate ventures have now been established, including several in Scotland.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-416-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1980.102
Date: 1980
Material: Glass, colourless, frosted, tinted at the bottom purple-pink and white, with applied red glass beads. Inscription: Fleur Tookey [diamond-engraved]
Dimensions: 68 mm H x 115 mm D
Subject: British glass
Who: Fleur Tookey, The Glasshouse, London (Maker)
Where: England, London
Description: Bowl of colourless frosted glass tinted at the bottom purple-pink and white, with applied red glass beads: English, London, The Glasshouse, by Fleur Tookey, 1980
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