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Cup and cover

Cup and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Made)

  • Date:

    1762-65 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rock crystal with chased gold rims around the lip and foot

  • Museum number:

    490:1-1873

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case 2, shelf 1 []

This is a cup with cover made in about 1762-1765 in Paris, France. The cup is made of rock crystal and carved in flutes and facets, with chased gold rims around the lip and the foot.

Physical description

Crystal cup and cover carved in flutes and facets with chased gold rims around the lip and the foot. Stamped on the gold rim on the foot with a Parisian hallmark.

Place of Origin

Paris (Made)

Date

1762-65 (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Rock crystal with chased gold rims around the lip and foot

Dimensions

Height: 11.74 cm, Diameter: 6.8 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Webb collection in 1873.

Descriptive line

Cup with cover, rock crystal, French (Paris), ca. 1762-1765

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1873, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 40

Materials

Crystal; Gold

Techniques

Carving; Chasing

Categories

Containers; Household objects

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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