Ewer, one of a pair

On display

Ormolu, or gilded bronze, became particularly popular in France following Louis XIV's late seventeenth-century sumptuary edicts prohibiting the production of silver plate. It was, however, less popular elsewhere in Europe. The rococo design of these ewers is based on an engraving by Agostino Veneziano in the Victoria and Albert Museum, dated 1531.

Details

  • Title

    Ewer, one of a pair

  • Associated place

    England (place of creation)
  • Date

    18th century (1701 - 1800)
    1735
  • Material and technique

    cailloux d'Egitto (jasper), mounted in ormolu (fire gilt copper)

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    34.4 cm (height)
    10.4 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 55 | Silver
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1947.191.182.1

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