London, South Kensington
7 October 2004
A Stourbridge acid-etched ewer
CIRCA 1865, ENGRAVED BY JOHN NORTHWOOD AND CO.
The oviform body with high scroll handle and shaped rim, etched with profile portraits of a classical warrior and a lady within oval medallions linked by a geometric key and anthemion-pattern pattern band and within dot and foliage pattern borders
12½ in. (31.7 cm.) high
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Cf. Charles Hajdamach, British Glass 1800-1914 (Woodbridge, 1991), p. 194, pl. 181.
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