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"Much Ado About Nothing"

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The shaped rectangular plaque depicts the marriage scene from "Much Ado About Nothing". It is mounted onto an eared, rectangular damascened steel frame decorated at each corner with masks of 'Comedy' and 'Tragedy', and with interlaced damascene ornament around the plaque. At the top of the...

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Inscription

Engraved on lower left: Morel-Ladeuil/Fecit 1884; on lower right: Elkington co.

Provenance

By 1995, with Wynyard R.T. Wilkinson, London; May 24, 1995, sold by Wynyard R.T. Wilkinson to the MFA. (Accession date: May 24, 1995)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour and Gift of Wynyard R.T. Wilkinson

English (Birmingham), 1884

Object Place

England

Dimensions

H. 45.7 cm (18 in.); W. 59 cm (23 1/4 in.); D. 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1995.85

Medium or Technique

Silver; damascened steel frame

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver