A Victorian vase-shaped ewer, by Frederick Elkington, Birmingham,1875.

This ewer is associated with a pair of rosewater dishes, each item engraved with the presentation inscription: ‘To Lord Burghley on his marriage, 1875’. Lord Burghley inherited as 4th Marquess of Exeter on the death of his father in 1895. Sadly, he died only three years later at the age of forty eight; his tenure was particularly short.

Frederick Elkington’s father patented the first commercial electroplating process.

REFERENCE: SIL04648

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