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Vase and cover

Vase and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze vase and cover made in the 16th century Italy. The body of this vase is supported on four lion's paws and ornamented with chased strap works, medallions and foliage. On the cover, there is a statuette of a boy holding an armorial shield emblazoned with three fish passant.

Physical description

Vase and cover, bronze, elliptic. The body supported on four lions paws, and ornamented with chased strap work, medallions and foliage; on the cover a statuette of a boy holding an armorial shield emblazoned with three fish passant.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques



Height: 24,76 cm, Width: 8 in

Object history note

Bought for £12.

Descriptive line

Vase and cover, bronze, elliptic, Italian, 16th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1865. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 65



Subjects depicted

Shields (motifs); Foliage; Paw feet; Boys


Sculpture; Containers


Sculpture Collection

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