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Design for a silver chalice

Design for a silver chalice

  • Place of origin:


  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Anonymous (Maker, Designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and grey wash on wove paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 49

Physical description

Drawing of a silver chalice. Profile and perspective. Full size 226 x 132 mm
A Chalice of medieval forms, a foot with projecting lobes. The polygonal stem with panelled quatrefoils decorations, compressed knop with projecting triangular elements. On the bowl a blank band.

Place of Origin





Anonymous (Maker, Designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and grey wash on wove paper


Height: 272 mm, Width: 158 mm

Object history note

The drawing has been scored for transfer. It has been folded up in the centre, possibly to create an offset. The design of this chalice, which is based on Italian 15th Century examples, is close to those designed by A. W. N. Pugin in the 1840s, and made by the firm of John Hardman.

Bought from the dealer Robert Jackson 24th May 1878 with 22 other objects for £1-6-9.

Descriptive line

Design for a silver chalice by an anonymous draughtsman, c. 1840


Silver; Silver Designs; English; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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