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Epergne - Gilded Red Glass, European, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: HT 22574

Summary:
Epergne in red glass with gilded decoration. The exact origin of the epergne is not known, but a number of European Courts displayed glass, including Austro-Hungary, Italy, France and Belgium.

The epergne was exhibited at the Melbourne International Exhibition, where it was purchased by John Twycross.
Description:
Tapering fluted vase with pointed crenellated rim centred in footed bowl with scalloped edging. Ruby glass, painted all over in gilt tendrils of hearts and Grecian key pattern. In two parts, vase sits in bowl. No marks.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr Will Twycross, 2009
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 315 mm (Height), 177 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, royal exhibition building, glass, decorative arts
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, John Twycross Melbourne International Exhibitions Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: International Exhibitions
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Place & Date Made: Europe, circa 1880
Place & Date Exhibited: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Collector: Mr John Twycross, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, 1881

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