Red and Clear Glass Goblet

Production date
Circa 1911
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Description
Small ornamental drinking glass or tumbler. Base clear, with raised relief and fluting. Top smooth, red coloured glass. "C.J.G. 1911" engraved in gold.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption glass
Measurements
H73 x Dia 59 mm
Media/Materials description
Brilliant cut glass base, ruby glass sides and top.
Signature/Marks
C.J.G \ 1911
On side of goblet engraved "C.J.P \ 1911"
History and use
This object was owned by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

It represents the personal aspect of Pound’s life rather than the professional. The object provides insight to an individual who lived and worked in Brisbane for over fifty years during the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. It is one of many objects held in the collection that illustrates personal aspects of his life here in Queensland in addition to his earlier years where he trained in England.

CJ Pound was a man of wide interests and an active member of a range of organised social, literary, historical, geographical and sporting groups in Brisbane. He was President of the Queensland Amateur Photographic Society in 1896, President of the Royal Society of Queensland in 1898, honorary life member of the Royal Queensland Yacht Club, Foundation Member of the Toowong Bowling Club, member of the Johnsonian Club and the Royal Geographical Society.
Registration number
H48973

Category

Colours

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