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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: French Toilet Bottle, Silver 1854

Albumen print | 13.5 x 8.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800179

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Photograph of a silver bottle, featuring a globular body on circular base supported by four legs. The handles of the bottle are decorated with figures of infants. The bottle has a round topped lid and is decorated with a design of vine leaves. 
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 13.5 x 8.7 cm (image)

  • 'French Toilet Bottle'

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Chemistry
        • Metals
          • Silver