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Ewer, carved from two pieces of lapis lazuli. The foot, collar and handle are gold. The handle is formed as a two-tailed triton with a horn. The carving probably by Ottavio Miseroni. The gold perhaps by Paulus van Vianen.
Datec. 1600 - 1610
Material and technique
lapis lazuli, gold; carved
Dimensions16.7 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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C. Truman, ‘Oxford's silver gilt bequest: The Art Newspaper’, (2013)
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