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Flask and stopper
  • Flask and stopper
    Froment-Meurice, François-Désiré, born 1802 - died 1855
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Flask and stopper

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Froment-Meurice, François-Désiré, born 1802 - died 1855 (manufacturer)
    Wièse, Jules (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, parcel-gilt, and niello, blue glass set with garnets

  • Museum number:

    168:1, 2-1854

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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

Physical description

Flask with stopper. Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, openwork over blue glass set with garnets.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1851 (made)

Artist/maker

Froment-Meurice, François-Désiré, born 1802 - died 1855 (manufacturer)
Wièse, Jules (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, parcel-gilt, and niello, blue glass set with garnets

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of Jules Wièse

Resticted warranty mark for silver, Paris, in use from 1838

The stopper engraved: FROMENT MEURICE

Dimensions

Height: 16.25 in, Width: 6.5 in, Depth: 4.25 in

Object history note

Purchased from the Great Exhibition, London for £16 16s

Descriptive line

Silver, parcel-gilt, niello, blue glass and garnets, Paris ca.1851, manufactured by Froment-Meurice.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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

Labels and date

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]

Materials

Silver; Glass; Garnet

Techniques

Niello

Categories

Metalwork; Containers; Drinking

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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