A Queen Anne massive oval wine cistern, Philip Rollos, circa 1710.

On four scroll feet, from which dragons’ heads rise, the bulbous body is decorated with applied cherubs’ heads and festoons of flowers, with lambrequin and strapwork cartouches in between and a guilloche moulding above.

The handles are formed as lions standing on projecting scrolls, with everted fluted rim and an inner border of applied shells and scrolls.

The centre is engraved with a coat of arms in baroque cartouches, width without handles 114.3cm. Maker’s mark only.

The arms are those of Cecil with Chambers in pretence for Brownlow, 8th Earl of Exeter (1701-1754), who married in 1724 Hannah Sophia, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Chambers of London and Derby.


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