Louis XV silver ewer & dish by Unknown Artist

The pear-shaped ewer, on a shaped circular foot, is decorated with concave spiral fluting.


Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £3,200)
Acquired in:
Frank Partridge

Its hinged lid is reeded, similarly decorated, and is surmounted by scrollwork, leaves, and a flower knob. The handle is of scroll form while the dish is oval, with serpentine reeded borders. Both the ewer and the dish are marked with the initials IBDC and are thought to have been made in Avignon about 1740.


Frank Partridge.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606 www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £14.00)

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