Ewer by Charles Duron

Renaissance-revival ewer.

Details

Medium:
Enamelled gold & agate
Dimensions:
29 cm
Art Fund grant:
£32,000 ( Total: £64,000)
Acquired in:
1998
Vendor:
Partridge Fine Arts

Body carved in agate with enamelled foot, neck and handle. Winged female figure forms the handle at the end of which is a man's face. At the tip of the female's wings is a rams head.

Provenance

Lord Astor of Hever Collection; Christie's 28/5/1963, lot 66; Christie's Geneva 19-21/5/97, lot 285 purchased by vendor

Venue details

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

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