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Acquired in 2008 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Schleissner, J.D.
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bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
date_end
1884-12-31
date_start
1875-01-01
date_text
ca. 1880 (made)
descriptive_line
Ewer, silver and ivory, carved with Bacchanalian figures, mounts probably by J.D. Schleissner & Söhne, ivory anonymous, Germany (Hanau), ca.1880
dimensions
Height: 60.4 cm, Diameter: 11.8 cm of base
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event_text
exhibition_history
Exhibition (Dixon Gallery and Gardens 01/01/1994-31/12/1994)
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
Provenance: The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, on loan to the Museum. Earlier purchased through S.J. Phillips, at Christie's Geneva, November 16, 1993, Lot 135.
id
663
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:21:27.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:21:27.000Z
latitude
49.872688
location
In Storage
longitude
8.65016
marks
materials
wood, ivory, Silver
materials_techniques
Ivory and silver mounts mounted on wood
museum_number
LOAN:GILBERT.997:1-2008
museum_number_token
loangilbert99712008
object_number
O250817
object_type
Ewer
on_display
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original_price
physical_description
Silver and ivory ewer carved with Bacchanalian figures. The handle is in the form of a reclining nymph and putto. Bacchanalian figures, including satyrs, maenads, putti and animals are carved in ivory on both pieces. The silver mounts of the ewer are marked with the marks 'RC', a wavy line and perhaps an image of a pouch. The wavy line is a Tremolierstich, a small amount of silver being removed for quality testing, a procedure abandoned in 1886, because of a change in legislation.
place
Hanau
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public_access_description
This ivory ewer and basin (Mus. no. 997:2-2208) are in the baroque style, but were fashioned in the second half of the nineteenth century. Bacchanalian figures, inculding satyrs, maenads, putti and animals are carved on both pieces. The style of the mounts suggests they were manufactured by the goldsmiths J.D. Schleissner and sons. This was a goldsmiths' company founded in Hanau in ca. 1817. The founder, Johann Christian Daniel Schleissner (1793-1862), came from a family of Augsburg goldsmiths. His son, Daniel Philipp August (1825-1892), specialised in silver objects in a historicising style, exhibiting at many international exhibitions in the 1870s. He sometimes used earlier goldsmiths' stamps to mark his creations, although these were considered 'fantasy pieces', 'Phantasieartikels', not necessarily intended to deceive (Thiele, 1992). Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.
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rights
2
shape
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slug
ewer-schleissner-jd
sys_updated
2014-04-16T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving, chasing
title
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1884
year_start
1875