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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Enamelled Jug' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864544

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Photograph of a unidentified enamelled ewer with an angular straight sided handle. The tapering cylindrical body is decorated with two main horizontal bands. The upper zone depicts classical profile portraits in oval medallions, whilst the lower one shows playing putti.

There is a closely similar ewer by Nouailher Colin (active around 1539-67 in Limoges) in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 2443).