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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Ivory Tankard Mounted by Vechte 1854

Albumen print | 18.2 x 13.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800222

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Photograph of an ivory tankard with metal base, lid and handle. The ivory body of the tankard is carved with the figure of a mature man holding a female figure whilst seated on a chariot pulled by two horses. The lid of the tankard depicts a centaur fighting a dragon. The handle is formed by a figure of a man wrestling a dragon.

  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    After Antoine Vechte (1800-68) (photographer)

  • 18.2 x 13.7 cm (image)

  • 'Ivory Tankard Mounted by Vechte'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Tankards
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Dragons
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Cupid