A Pilgrim Shield
Lot 199
A Pilgrim Shield
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 2,822) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Pilgrim Shield
Designed By Morel Ladeuil In 1878 For Messrs. Elkington & Co., Early 20th Century
Of copper electrotype coated with oxydised silver, of slightly convex oval form with roped border, the central recessed panel depicting Christian fighting Apollyon, framed above and below by two ovoidal panels depicting a scene from Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, the remaining surfaces with scrolling foliage involving related symbols, a seated figure reading, and, at the top, with a cross in splendour, the inside with applied oval plaque of the Victoria & Albert Department of Sciences & Art
88.2 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The original of this shield was made for Elkington's display at the Paris Exhibition of 1878. This example is one of a large number of electrotypes that were made for sale at the South Kensington (later Victoria and Albert) Museum. For more information see Patricia Wardle, Victorian Silver and Silver-Plate, 1963, pp. 149, 150 and 172
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