A fine Barr, Flight and Barr topographical cup and cover, circa 1807-8
Lot 129
A fine Barr, Flight and Barr topographical cup and cover, circa 1807-8
Sold for £6,500 (US$ 10,969) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine Barr, Flight and Barr topographical cup and cover, circa 1807-8
Of tapering form with angular gilded handles, the cover with a gilded ring knop, painted on both sides with views of the West and South fronts of Christ Church, Oxford, reserved on a salmon-coloured ground finely gilt with classical motifs, 13.8cm high, titles and script Barr, Flight and Barr Worcester mark, incised B mark (2)

Footnotes

  • The view of Tom Tower is after an 1807 engraving by Richard Reeve. An aquatint of this print from the King George III Topographical Collection is in the British Museum, London, Shelfmark: Ktop XXXIV. The quality of the painting on this cup is exceptional
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