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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.
Artist/makerGiovacchino Belli (1787 - 1822) (goldsmith)
Material and technique
silver-gilt, silver (handle), gold (collar); oxydized
Dimensions28 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)