Cup and Cover

Cup and Cover

Designer: William Burges, 1827-1881

Manufacturer: Barkentin & Krall


Wooden bowl with engraved silver mounts ornamented with tronslucent champlevé enamelling, and a silver knop set with a cabochon cut agate

17 x 16 inches (43.2 x40.6cm.)

6 inches (15.3); diameter: 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm.)

Prov William Burges

The engraved inscription round the rim of the bowl reads "WILLIELMUS BURGES ME FIERI FECIT ANNO D-M MDCCCLXXVIII." That the piece was intended for his own use is confirmed by his stock-book entry for March 7th 1878. A detailed drawing for the cup and its decoration is preserved in Burges' Day Book now in the RIBA Library.