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Epergne - Gilded Red Glass, European, circa 1880 Reg. No: HT 22574
- 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.
- 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
- Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
|Dimensions:||315 mm (Height), 177 mm (Width)|
|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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