A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
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A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD

A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD
Lot sold:94,500USD
(7 bids, reserve met)

Description

A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39


one representing Wine, the other Water, with high relief scenes, grotesque ornament and figures embracing the necks, slightly later engraved with inscription, "Edinburgh Gold Cup, won by Mr. James Hope's "Lady Adelaide," 4 years, Mussellburgh, September 1884" 

each marked under spout, maker's mark also on base of one

418 oz 5 dwt

13,012 g

height 21¼ in.

54 cm

Condition Report

Extremely heavy, some tiny nicks and scratches from use, otherwise good, impressive size


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Provenance

Collection of Sophia Loren, sold

Christie's, New York, October 26, 2007, lot 124

Catalogue Note

John Figg was apprenticed to William Elliott (see lot 27), and became Free of the Goldsmiths' Company in 1833, and entered his first mark in 1834. These upper parts of these ewers are derived from the "Sacred to Venus" (Water) and "Sacred to Bacchus" (Wine) models supplied by John Flaxman Sr. to Wedgwood in 1775 and made extensively in black basalt. The bodies, though, have been enriched with additional figures closer to Italian 16th or 17th century models, showcasing the historicism so prevalent in Victorian design.


"Lady Adelaide" was the daughter of New Holland and Voyageuse; the same year as she won the Edinburgh Gold Cup she also won the Saltburn Handicap, the York Cup, the Caledonian Hunt Cup, and a Queen's Plate. In 1886 she again won the Edinburgh Gold Cup.

A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
A PAIR OF LARGE AND HEAVY EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER EWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOPHIA LOREN, JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1838-39
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