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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Silver Flacon by Rawlings 1854

Albumen print | 18.7 x 11.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2800176

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Photograph of a silver flacon. The flacon has a globular body formed of large, plain drop-shaped segments, surrounded by chased leaf designs. The design continues half way up the slender neck of the flacon. The bottle has a shaped rim and a shaped stopper attached to the neck by a chain.

The object was specifically made to illustrate workmanship and design and was made for the 1851 Great Exhibition.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.7 x 11.9 cm (image)

  • 'Silver Flacon by Rawlings'

  • 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