Snuff bottle adapted by William Burges by William Burges

Clear glass bottle mounted on silver gilt retractable feet.


Mineral body, silver gilt and coral set mounts
7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £13,000)
Acquired in:
Giles Ellwood

Has been adapted with a thin silver gilt band around the neck and body with a chain attached on either side for hanging.


William Burges then untraced - thought to have been aquired from Tower House possibly by Rear-Admiral C S Woodwright; private collection; aquired by Giles Ellwood in 1997

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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