Cup decorated with semi-precious stones

This cup is a close variant of one designed by the architect William Burges (1827-1881) for his own use and made by the silversmith Charles Hart in 1862. The circumstances in which the Museum's cup was made are not known but the line of its 'descent' from Burges himself is clear. It is said to have belonged originally, or at an early date, to Walter Stoye, who had been apprenticed to Carl Krall and later became managing director of Barkentin and Krall Ltd. Krall's partner, Jes Barkentin, was the goldsmith most closely associated with Burges.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)


  • Title

    Cup decorated with semi-precious stones

  • Artist/maker

    Charles Christopher Krall (1844 - 1923) (designer)
    after William Burges (1827 - 1881) (designer)
  • Associated place

    London (place of creation)
  • Date

    1914 - 1915
  • Material and technique

    silver, parcel-gilt, lapis lazuli, garnet, opal, amethyst, rock crystal, tourmaline, mother-of pearl, red coral

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11.3 cm (height)
    11.7 cm (diameter)
    360 g (weight)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented anonymously, 1993.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 53

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