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Cup and cover
  • Cup and cover
    Thesmar, Fernand, born 1843 - died 1912
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Cup and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1872 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thesmar, Fernand, born 1843 - died 1912 (Designer)
    Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (Manufacturer)

  • Museum number:

    657:2-1872

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ostrich egg cup, lacquered with Japanese figures and flowers, mounted in bronze parcel-gilt.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca.1872 (made)

Artist/maker

Thesmar, Fernand, born 1843 - died 1912 (Designer)
Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (Manufacturer)

Marks and inscriptions

'F. Barbedienne' engraved on the metal rim under the lid.

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 16.5 cm at handles, Depth: 11.5 cm

Object history note

This cup was purchased directly from the manufacturers for £14.0.0 at the London 1872 Exhibition.

Arts of East and West Exhibition RF.2003/1207

Descriptive line

Ostrich egg cup and cover, lacquered and mounted in bronze parcel-gilt, Paris, ca.1872, made by Barbedienne.

Materials

Egg; Bronze; Lacquer

Techniques

Parcel gilt

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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