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A pair of electrotype rosewater dishes and a ewer, Frederick Elkington, Birmingham, 1875.

The dishes circular, the borders chased with panels of nymphs emblematic of the months of the year, the wells with a frieze of griffins and the centres with medallions of amorini, wheat and fruit; the vase-shaped ewer with a hexafoil body chased with panels of nymphs, with foliage to the neck and foot and the handle formed as nymphs clasping amorini, each engraved with the presentation inscription “To Brownlow, Lord Burghley, on his marriage, 1875”, diameter of dishes, 53.3cm, height of ewer 39.3cm, with an openwork frame to support the ewer on the dishes.



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