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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Silver Jug by Vechte 1854

Albumen print | 17.7 x 11.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2800173

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Photograph of a silver jug. The handle of the jug is shaped like a dragon. A winged female figure sits on the vase and holds the dragon, near its head. An infant holds the dragon's body. The body of the vase has a central panel depicting the procession of several figures carrying banners, armour, horns and other objects, enclosed by two bands decorated with vine and leaf chasing.
  • Creator(s)

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 17.7 x 11.6 cm (image)

  • 'Silver Jug 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 [London]
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Chemistry
        • Metals
          • Silver
      • Botany
        • General botany
          • Leaves
        • Systematic botany
          • Vines
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Jugs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels