A Victorian silver-gilt exhibition centrepiece.
An outstanding sculptural group in Silver gilt. Exhibited at the 1862 international exhibition London.
Hallmarked for E & E Emanuel, Made by Stephen Smith & William Nicholson. Designed and Modelled by Mr Henry Morrell
on original painted wooden base
The scene depicts Achilles receiving a new set of armour and weapons from his mother Thetis which she had brought to him from the forge of Hephaistos during the Siege of Troy (19th book of Homer's Iliad)
Exhibited at the 1862 international exhibition london. Described: ' "At the international exhibition of 1862 they [E & E Emanuel] showed; '….a group in silver representing Thetis bringing to her son Achilles the Armour forged by Vulcan" …Designed and modelled by Mr Henry Morrell, in the manufactory of the Exhibitors. (J Culme,'The Directory of Gold and Silversmiths Vol 1 1987 pg145)
Price : On application