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Goblet, Chalcedony, Silver Gilt

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Print
Artist/Maker: The Arundel Society for Promoting the Knowledge of Art
Place Made: London, United Kingdom
Date: 1870
Media/Materials: ink on paper
Dimensions: overall: 57.5 cm x 44 cm


Chromolithograph of a goblet.

Bottom of print reads:
Goblet; Chalcedony, Silver Gilt.
English. Hall Marked 1567

Additional frontispiece reads:
Old English Goblet.
The bowl of this elegant goblet is hollowed out of a light brown chalcedony, the mounting of silver gilt is a rare specimen of English goldsmith's work of Elizabethan date. Upon four dolphins is raised a circular base, on which four crabs are lying. On another disk are four snails in full relief, which in turn serve to support a vase standing on lions' paws and embossed with lions' heads and fruit. On the top of this vase rests the silver-rimmed bowl. The hall-mark, fortunately well-preserved, gives 1567 as the date.
The height is 7 7/8 in. and the diameter of the cup 3 5/8 in. It was bought in 1867 of Mr T. M. Whitehead for £350. Register Number 38-1867

Object Number: ABDRG2019.2.12