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Flask and Stopper

ca. 1851 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This flask was purchased for £66 16s from the Great Exhibition, London, 1851, at which François-Désiré Froment-Meurice was awarded a Council Medal. The flask bears the mark of Jules Wièse, whose association with Froment-Meurice began when he entered his workshop in 1839. "The visitor to the Great Exhibition may search in vain through the whole length and breadth of the vast edifice for works more truly beautiful of their class, than those contributed by M. FROMENT-MEURICE, the eminent goldsmith and jeweller of Paris (Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue
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object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Flask
  • Stopper
Materials and Techniques
Silver, parcel-gilt, and niello, blue glass set with garnets
Brief Description
Silver, parcel-gilt, niello, blue glass and garnets, Paris ca.1851, manufactured by Froment-Meurice.
Physical Description
Flask with stopper. Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, openwork over blue glass set with garnets.
Dimensions
  • Height: 16.25in
  • Width: 6.5in
  • Depth: 4.25in
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Mark of Jules Wièse
  • Resticted warranty mark for silver, Paris, in use from 1838
  • The stopper engraved: FROMENT MEURICE
Gallery Label
  • Silver Flask and Stopper About 1851 Shown at the Great Exhibition, London, 1851 The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the exhibition wrote enthusiastically: 'The visitor may search in vain through the whole length and breadth of the vast edifice for works more truly beautiful of their class than those contributed by M. Froment-Meurice.' France, Paris; manufactured by François-Désiré Froment-Meurice; made and marked by Jules Wièse Gilded silver, with niello, blue glass and garnets Bought at the exhibition for £66 16s(05/04/2017)
  • FLASK Manufacturer: F.-D Froment-Meurice (1802-1855) Maker: Jules Wièse (1818-1890) Paris, about 1851 Silver, parcel-gilt with blue glass and garnets 168-1854 This flask was purchased for £66 16s from the Great Exhibition, London, 1851, at which François-Désiré Froment-Meurice was awarded a Council Medal. The flask bears the mark of Jules Wièse, whose association with Froment-Meurice began when he enetred his workshop in 1839. "The visitor to the Great Exhibition may search in vain through the whole length and breadth of the vast edifice for works more truly beautiful of their class, than those contributed by M. FROMENT-MEURICE, the eminent goldsmith and jeweller of Paris (Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue(1987-2006)
Object history
Purchased from the Great Exhibition, London for £16 16s
Summary
This flask was purchased for £66 16s from the Great Exhibition, London, 1851, at which François-Désiré Froment-Meurice was awarded a Council Medal. The flask bears the mark of Jules Wièse, whose association with Froment-Meurice began when he entered his workshop in 1839. "The visitor to the Great Exhibition may search in vain through the whole length and breadth of the vast edifice for works more truly beautiful of their class, than those contributed by M. FROMENT-MEURICE, the eminent goldsmith and jeweller of Paris (Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue
Bibliographic Reference
Edgcumbe, Richard in Simon Jervis ed. Art and Design in Europe and America, 1800-1900, London, The Herbert Press, 1987, pp.80-81 ill. ISBN 0906969751
Collection
Accession Number
168:1, 2-1854

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record createdMay 24, 2006
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