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vase

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1904,0217.1

  • Description

    Vase and cover; silver-gilt; with handles; base and lower part of body fluted; centre a plain ground with garlands in relief, applied medallion with inscription on one side and medallion with cupids and chariot on other. A vine scroll in relief at top of cup and laurel wreathes on body and foot.

  • Date

    • 1799
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 46.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        medallion
      • Inscription Content

        To JAMES PERRY As a mark of esteem for his private Worth and of gratitude for his Exertions and for his sufferings in Defence of the Constitution of GREAT BRITAIN . This Cup is presented by his friends. 1st August 1799.
      • Inscription Type

        hallmark
      • Inscription Position

        rim of cover and foot rim of cup
      • Inscription Content

        London hallmarks and date-letter for 1799
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Content

        WH
      • Inscription Comment

        In a rectangular shield. Possibly that of William Holmes, plateworker (Grimwade 3162, entered 1792) or William Hall, plateworker (Grimwade 3163, entered 1795)
  • Curator's comments

    Journalist and political crusader, Perry (1756-1821) was born in Aberdeen and moved to London in 1777, eventually becoming editor of the Morning Chronicle. According to the DNB, this vase was presented to him following his relase from three months in prison for allegedly libelling the House in March 1798.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1904

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1904,0217.1

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