Lot 46
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A GEORGE IV SILVER WARWICK VASE, JOHN BRIDGE FOR RUNDELL, BRIDGE & RUNDELL, LONDON, 1828, THE STAND WILLIAM BATEMAN, LONDON, 1834 |

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Description

  • marked throughout, the vase stamped on base rim RUNDELL BRIDGE ET RUNDELL AURIFICES REGIS LONDINI, the stand stamped RUNDELL BRIDGE ET CO. AURIFICES REGIS LONDINI
  • H. 16 in.; 41 cm.
SOLDthe stand with removable panels, two engraved with arms and motto and two with a crest above a knight's helmet

Catalogue Note

The Warwick Vase form is based on an ancient Roman marble vase with Bacchic ornament that was discovered at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli in 1771 by Gavin Hamilton, a Scottish-born painter, antiquarian, and archaeologist living in Rome. Hamilton sold the fragments to Sir William Hamilton, British envoy at the court of Naples, who restored the vase and passed it on to his nephew George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick, where it was displayed on a large plinth on the lawn of Warwick Castle. The vase was widely admired and numerous replicas in silver, bronze, and porcelain were made throughout the 19th century. It is now in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.
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