This vase stood on the mantelpiece at Croft rectory, North Yorkshire, the home of Charles Dodgson, better know as author Lewis Carroll. It is of cranberry glass with a pattern of white enamel and gilding, and was made around the 1860s.

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Guildford Museum Lewis Carroll vase
Copyright: Image courtesy of Brian Wood

After their father’s death, Charles moved his sisters to The Chestnuts in Guildford where he lived until his death in 1898. Charles Dodgson/Lewis Carroll is buried in Guildford cemetery.

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