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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Gilt Cup by Garrard 1854

Albumen print | 18.4 x 12.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2800180

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Photograph of a chalice with a tierred base and eleaborate chasing. The stem has two small handles in the shape of dragons facing outwards. The cup bowl is plain with chasing only along the base.

The chalice is now held by the Victoria and Albert museum.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

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    After Garrard & Co (maker)

    Garrard, Crown Jewellers
  • 18.4 x 12.6 cm (image)

  • 'Gilt Cup by Garrard'

  • 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]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Chemistry
        • Metals
          • Silver
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Cups