Cauldron

Ref: 2213
  • Detail

    Iron, later painted

    18 x 25.2 cm (diameter)

    European, 15th/16th century (the cauldron)

    English, 1860s (the painted decoration)

     

  • Notes

    The Burgesian embellishment on this cauldron is based on Romanesque decoration dating from the twelfth century.

    A cauldron of almost identical form, but perhaps later in date (private collection), has a scheme of decoration deriving from plates in Owen Jones, The Grammar of Ornament, 1856. ¬†This second cauldron has stamped letters under the base: ‘I C’ and ‘PA…’