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Condiment Vase

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The three vases are of identical form, with two slightly smaller than the third. The raised ovoid body rests on a spreading cast foot with a chased gadrooned rim. The plain body is finely engraved with mythological scenes in the style of Greek vase painting, flowing continuously around the...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on sides of each vase, the arms of Curzon impaling Colyear for Nathaniel Curzon, Baron Scarsdale (1726-1804) of Kedleston Hall, co. Derbyshire and Caroline Colyear.

Marks

On edge of base, LC over GC (Grimwade 1907) (repeated on underside of cover); lion passant (repeated on underside of cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter Q

Provenance

Nathaniel Curzon (1726-1804), first Baron Scarsdale, through the family by descent, sold by order of the trustees of the Kedleston Estate, Christie's, London, June 25, 1980, lot 87, Museumpiece, Zurich, purchased February 11, 1981, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: February 11, 1981)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1771–72

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 20.3 cm (8 in.); W. 10.2 cm (4 in.); Diam of base 4.5 cm ( 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.22

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver