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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Cast Courts, Room 46, The Chitra Nirmal Sethia Gallery


ca. 1860 (made), ca. 1860 (made)
Place of origin

Dish, cast iron, after an original by Briot, made in Germany, around 1860

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Cast iron
Brief description
Dish, cast iron, after an original by Briot, made in Germany, around 1860
  • Diameter: 46.3cm
  • Depth: 3.6cm
Gallery label
  • The Temperance Basin Maker unknown, about 1867 Berlin was famous for its cast-iron jewellery and delicate domestic furnishings. This cast-iron dish, which the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) bought at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1867, reproduces an Enderlein version of the Temperance Basin. Made in Berlin, it is identical to an electrotype the Museum bought in 1852 from Elkington in Birmingham. Both are reproduced from the same mid 19th-century copy made in the Louvre, Paris. Cast iron Probably Berlin, Germany Museum no. 946-1869(30.11.18)
  • DISH, cast iron, Germany; 19th century Based on an original by Briot. From the Paris Exhibition 1867. Museum No. 946-1869(07/1994)
Object history
From the Paris Exhibition of 1867.
Accession number

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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