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Ewer

Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)
    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rock crystal with enamelled gold and silver-gilt mounts

  • Museum number:

    301-1879

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The upper part of this seventeenth century Crystal ewer is engraved with festoons of fruit and grotesques, and carved with a winged mask in relief, while the lower part is engraved with water-fowl and a fish among waves.

Physical description

Ewer, crystal. The upper part of the body engraved with festoons of fruit and grotesques, and carved with a winged mask in relief, the lower part engraved with water-fowl and a fish among waves. The lip, stem, and rim of the foot are of silver-gilt, repoussé, and chased. The handle is mounted with enamelled gold.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

early 19th century (made)
17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Rock crystal with enamelled gold and silver-gilt mounts

Dimensions

Height: 21.89 cm, Width: 16.81 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1879.

Descriptive line

Ewer, rock crystal with enamelled gold and silver-gilt mounts, engraved, Italian, 17th century, mounts of lip and foot 19th century

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1879. London, 1880, p. 29

Materials

Crystal; Enamel

Techniques

Engraved; Enamelling

Categories

Household objects

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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