Presentation cup to William Morris Colles

 
Presentation cup to William Morris Colles
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  • Title :     Presentation cup to William Morris Colles
  • Artist:     Omar Ramsden Designer Alwyn C. E. Carr Designer Ramsden & Carr Maker
  • Accession:     87.1421.9.2.1 a,b
  • Country:     Great Britain London
  • Date:     1907
  • Dimensions:     Inches 15 6-1/8 diameter Dimensions, overall Inches 11-3/8 6 diameter Dimensions, cup (a) Inches 3-7/8 5-5/8 diameter Dimensions, lid (b), Centimeters 38.1 15.6 diameter Dimensions, overall Centimeters 28.9 15.2 diameter Dimensions, cup (a) Centimeters 9.8 14.3 diameter Dimensions, lid (b)
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Collection Theme:     Arts and Crafts
  • Subject:     Mythology , Merchandising/Marketing , Metal/Metal Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     87.1421.9.2.1.JPG
  • Tags:     Arts and Crafts~British Arts and Crafts~Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Cast, chased, and repoussé sterling silver presentation cup with lid; dome-like lid with repoussé border design of trailing ivy and twisted rope with cast finial representing the classical Olympic torch; bell-shaped bowl with chased and repoussé designs of nine classical masks representing different deities, each with its respective symbol and Greek inscription, including scripture, music, life and death (art, law, literature, etc.) on engraved pedestal foot; stem cast to represent the "Tree of Life"; engraved inscription on upper rim in Greek?. a: cup, b: lid