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Silver Gilt Portland Vase by Elkington & Co.

$34,500

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This magnificent silver-gilt Portland vase was crafted by the pioneering silversmithing firm of Elkington & Co. The iconic classical scenes are chased upon a textured background with the utmost precision and are strikingly accurate to the original antiquity. Known primarily for their electroplate wares, sterling silver crafted by Elkington & Co. is a precious find, especially one of the quality and form of this Portland vase. The vase is hallmarked near the rim by Elkington & Co. The base is stamped “Elkington & Co. Ltd. 22 Regent St. London.” The original Portland vase, which resides in the British Museum of Art, is the most famous cameo glass vessel from Roman antiquity. In the late 18th century, Josiah Wedgwood received the vase from the Duke of Portland and began to create his famed jasper versions. According to the British Museum, the relief scene is most likely a mythological theme of love and marriage, and it is believed that the original Roman vase may have been created as a wedding gift. Measures: 9 3/4” high.

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