Cup and cover by Christian van Vianen

Embossed and chased silver, the handles in the form of serpents, the finial of the cover shaped as a crouching hooded figure.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
19 cm
Art Fund grant:
£18,320 ( Total: £73,283; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1999
Vendor:
Private vendor

Later adapted as a sugar bowl, the lid and lip have been modified to take a spoon.

Provenance

Probably Evelyn family, possibly George Hibbert, thence by descent; Christie's 1998; anon American private collector.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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