• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    A JOHN FORD & CO. CUT-GLASS PORTRAIT SULPHIDE SHIP'S DECANTER AND STOPPER

    CIRCA 1885

    Price Realised  

    A JOHN FORD & CO. CUT-GLASS PORTRAIT SULPHIDE SHIP'S DECANTER AND STOPPER
    Circa 1885
    Of conical form with a tall faceted neck, one side enclosing a sulphide of Robert Burns, marked J. Moore at the truncation, the other with William Shakespeare, both engraved with foliate sprays
    11 in. (28 cm.) high (2)


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    Literature

    Joseph Moore, English (1817-1901) is recorded as a medalist in Birmingham. He was awarded a prize for his work at the London Exhibition of 1851.


    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 26-27, no. 65, (exhibition label).