Pendant-seal: Winter/Garden Nymph protecting a flower by Edward Burch RA

It depicts a copy of a statuette by Falconet owned by Sir Joshua Reynolds and was mounted as a fob- seal and worn by Reynolds from his watch-chain and used to seal letters.


Details

Medium:
Chalcedony in a gold mount
Dimensions:
Face: 3 x 2.5 cm; Mount: 3.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,200 ( Total: £4,400)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
S J Phillips

Provenance

Sir Joshua Reynolds RA commissioned the work; Esmerian Collection, New York until January 2001; S J Phillips.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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