Beaker

  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by William Burges (1827-81)

    Manufactured by Charles Hart , for Joseph Hart & Son (partnership circa 1855-circa 1866)

  • Detail

    Silver

    10.7 cm (high)

    English (London), 1862

  • Provenance

    Probably a christening present from William Burges to Jessie Green; thence by descent; sold at unidentified auction, 10 May 1990, bt. Cameron; private collection

  • Inscribed

    ‘JESSIE GREEN FROM WILLIAM BURGES AN NO DNI MDCCCLXII’

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    The original drawings for this beaker, by Burges, are in his album ‘Orfèvrerie Domestique’, now held at the R.I.B.A., London (p. 18).  The engraving depicts the ‘Seven Ages of Man’.