Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Curiosity Shop #16


The Curiosity Cabinet is very excited that Masterpiece opens tonight! Here's a little sneak peak from Apter Fredericks of just one fascinating object we'll be eyeing up at  London's best art, antiques and design fair. Our top five picks of the fair on Art Wednesday are to follow....

A Regency Gilt & Patinated Bronze & Cut Glass Spirit Cask Celebrating Nelson’s Victory at the Nile. Numerous pieces of furniture, silver and other forms of decorative art were made at this time to commemorate Nelson’s victory at the Battle of the Nile. This example bears the crocodile so closely linked with Nelson; his captains were referred to as the ‘Crocodile Club’, and along with the numerous nautical motifs, the armorial plates and the quality of this cask, it is tempting to believe it might have been made for the Crocodile Club or perhaps Horatio Nelson himself. 
Width 12 ¼” 3l cm Depth 10 ½” 27cm Height 11” 28cm

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