The Noble Chalice by Unknown Artist

The broad shallow bowl is supported by a short stem and a bold knop of writhen design, between two bands of hatching.

Details

Medium:
Silver & gilt
Dimensions:
14 x 13 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
1969
Vendor:
Frank Partridge

The foot with repousse lobes spreads out on to a moulded rim. An example of early Gothic design in its conception of forms and attention to detail.

Provenance

Sir John Noble of Argyll.

Venue details

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

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