17 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,998
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A Richardson enamelled oviform ewer
designed by Richard Redgrave, the shoulder painted with a band of daisies above grass issuing from roots around the foot, the rim and handle enriched in gilding, etched mark above the monogram CLS, registration lozenge for 1847 (some rubbing to the gilding) -- 27cm. high
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Cf. Charles Hajdamach, British Glass 1800-1914 (1991), p. 321, col. pl. 41 for a related goblet and p. 104 for a discussion on Richardson's work for the Summerly Art Union.
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