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Ostrich egg ewer

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The ewer is composed of an ostrich egg set vertically on a stepped spreading foot that is embossed with acanthus leaves against a matted ground. Four flat vertical straps with a foliate outline support the egg and are attached at the top to a spool-shaped neck that is embossed with bands of...

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Provenance

The Earl of Yarborough by 1911; purchased from S. J. Phillips, Ltd., London, by the MFA for £1,500. (Accession date: September 18, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1675

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5 x 22.2 x 13cm (10 13/16 x 8 3/4 x 5 1/8in.)

Accession Number

63.1257

Medium or Technique

Ostrich egg with silver gilt mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver