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Silver Gilt Portland Vase by Elkington & Co.
- A beautiful Portland vase crafted of silver-gilt by the famed Elkington & Co.
- The form is based upon the ancient Roman vase created over 2,000 years ago
- The chased classical figures exactly mimic antiquity, and are executed with great detail
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The original Portland Vase, which resides in the British Museum of Art, is the most famous cameo glass vessel from Roman antiquity. In the late 18th century, Josiah Wedgwood received the vase from the Duke of Portland and began to create his famed jasper versions. According to the British Museum, the relief scene is most likely a mythological theme of love and marriage, and it is believed that the original Roman vase may have been created as a wedding gift.
9 3/4” high
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