The Beilby Thompson Goblet. An important Beilby polychrome enamelled and gilt opaque-twist goblet circa 1765

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Lot 58
The Beilby Thompson Goblet. An important Beilby polychrome enamelled and gilt opaque-twist goblet
circa 1765

Sold for £ 38,400 (US$ 48,092) inc. premium
The Beilby Thompson Goblet. An important Beilby polychrome enamelled and gilt opaque-twist goblet
circa 1765
The bucket bowl painted with the arms of Beilby Thompson, Sable a Saltire Or, impaling quartered arms within a white and cream-coloured rococo scroll-edged cartouche bordered by diaper panels and floral swags below, leafy sprigs above, the reverse with a Leopard head erased Argent pelletty, over similar rococo ornament, a foliate spray above, gilt rim, double-series opaque-twist stem and replacement contemporary conical foot, 19.2cm high (foot replaced)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: purchased in Huddersfield market in the 1930s; shown on the BBC Antiques Roadshow in 1997; sold in these Rooms, 7 December 2005, lot 10

    Illustrated by Cottle (2006), pp.2-3. See also Cottle (2009), no.12

    The arms are those of the Beilby Thompson family of Micklethwaite Grange, Collingham, Yorkshire. A wine glass bearing the crest of the Thompson family, also of Micklethwaite, cousins of the Beilby Thompsons, was sold at Sotheby's, 21 November 2006, lot 68.

    The cartouche on the present lot is similar to an outline design in watercolour, signed TB - for Thomas Beilby (see Cottle 2001, p.40, fig.) - also found on the Couper, Partis and Lowndes Goblets. The style of the crest on the reverse is closely related to that on the punchbowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, signed Beilby Invt. and Pinxt. and dated 1765.
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