Burges Decanter, by William Burges

Burges, William, Mendelson, Josiah, Angell, George

 
Burges Decanter, by William Burges
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Description

blown glass body, mounted in silver with applied and engraved ornament, set with malachite panels, semi-precious stones, cloisonne enamels, coral cameos, Roman and Sassanian intaglios, Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins, and on the cover, a Chinese rock crystal Buddhist lion. Cast silver handle in the form of a lion with an ivory head, spout cast in the form of an antelope's head with a silver stopper, height 27.3cm, width 19cm, diameter 10.7cm, 1865.

© The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK.

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