Casting bottle by Unknown Artist

Casting (rosewater) bottle.

Details

Medium:
Silvergilt
Dimensions:
15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £100,000)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
How of Edinburgh

Body chased and embossed with strapwork cartouches and snails with fruit pendants. Band of die-stamped strapwork round neck. An example of Elizabethan court goldsmiths work.

Provenance

Sotheby's, 1941; Sir Stephen Courtauld, Bulawayo, Rhodesia; How of Edinburgh.

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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