Wine Cooler

English (London)
1808–09
Marked by Paul Storr (English, 1771–1844), Retailed by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell (English, 1797–1843)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 28.2 cm (11 1/8 in.); W. 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.); Weight: 5,244.8 gm (168 oz 12 dwt)

Accession Number

54.1799

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The wine cooler (one of a pair with 54.1798) is campana-shaped and rests on a fluted trumpet foot with a calyx. The lower section of the vessel, which is cast in four sections, is covered with a pattern of acanthus leaves and grapevines. Cast fluted handles, resting on two satyr’s heads, are joined to the lower section of the body. The main section of the vessel, formed of seamed sheet, is chased with the Triumph of Bacchus against a matted ground. On the face, Ariadne, supported by Bacchus, is shown in a chariot drawn by lions and flanked by winged trumpeters. On the other fave, Bacchus, accompanied by Ariadne, reclines in a triumphal car drawn by hoses. Above one handle is a figure of a satyr in human guise, dressed in a goat skin and bearing a jug of wine and above the other is Silenus, carried by two satyrs. A band of cast and fabricated grapevines is applied to the upper edge above the figures. The flared rim has a cast applied border of egg and dart. The interior rim is finished with a removable raised flaring collar, with an applied guilloche border.

Inscription

Stamped on base: "RUNDELL BRIDGE ET RUNDELL AURIFICES REGIS ET PRINCIPIS WALLIAE LONDINI FECERUNT"; scratched inside both bases, 3004 / p849 pair / L 101. scratched on both collars, " 611 612 4 oz 670 L (sterling pound) h00". on .1798, "168=2" "167-7" stamped on bottom of body, 3; stamped on liner and collar, 2. , stamped on bottom of cup, liner, and collar, 1.

Markings

On side of foot, maker's mark PS (Grimwade 2235) (repeated on collar and liner); lion passant (repeated on collar); leopard's head crowned (repeated on liner); date letter N (repeated on collar and liner) sovereign's head (repeated on liner)

Provenance

1954, sold by Garrard and Co., London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour