A pair of Ice Pails by British

Two cylindrical ice pails made of 22 carat gold, with two lion masks and hinged handles.

Details

Medium:
Gold Dimensions: 26.7 x 21.9 cm (20 cm at foot)
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £278,000)
Acquired in:
1983
Vendor:
Earl Spencer

Not hall-marked and with no letter date. Total weight of two pails 365 oz 6 dwts.

Provenance

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough; the Hon John Spencer by 1744; by descent Earls Spencer at Althorp.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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