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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: Silver Vase, Parcel Gilt 1854

Albumen print | 18.3 x 12.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800178

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Photograph of a richly decorated ewer, a jug with a wide mouth. Around the body of the ewer is a series of circular panels depicting various subjects, including a bird and pomegranates. Leaf and masks designs cover the foot and neck of the vase. The handle of the ewer features a naked female torso and head.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.3 x 12.7 cm (image)

  • 'Silver Vase, parcel gilt'

  • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Vases