On display

Ewer, silver-gilt, in neoclassical vase form. The spout formed as a triton playing a horn, the handle of black oxidized silver formed as a greyhound, with a gold collar. Round the shoulder is a frieze of playing winged putti. The detachable lid has a small round finial.


  • Title


  • Artist/maker

    Giovacchino Belli (1787 - 1822) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Rome (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1815
  • Material and technique

    silver-gilt, silver (handle), gold (collar); oxydized

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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