Six Elizabethan silver-gilt dishes by Unknown Artist

Six fruit plates engraved with scenes from the story of Abraham or Isaac with a border of mermen and marine monsters and a rim of birds, beasts and foliage.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £7,000)
Acquired in:
1946
Vendor:
Christie's

Two escutcheons obliterated and the third has the arms of W Montagu. Silversmith monogram FR.

Provenance

From the collection of Captain Frederick Montagu.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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