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The Rothschild Silver Compote

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This gracious compote was crafted for the Rothschild family by William Burwash

Key Features

  • The coat-of-arms of the famed Rothschild family graces this Regency silver and cut glass compote
  • Children play around the silver tree base of this marvelous piece, crafted by William Burwash
  • The cut glass compote dish is held aloft with ease by the tree's branches
  • Provenance: Property of a private Virginia collector
  • Hallmarked London, 1825
  • 11 1/4" diameter x 10" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    10 Inches
  • Diameter:
    11 1/4 Inches
  • Period:
    18th Century
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
An exceptional Regency silver and cut glass compote bears the coat-of-arms of the prominent Rothschild family. Crafted by William Burwash, this marvelous piece features the figures of three children playing musical instruments beneath a tree, whose flowering branches support a cut glass dish. The classical theme is flawlessly balanced by Rococo accents on the ornate base.

The English branch of the illustrious Rothschild banking family was founded in 1798 by Nathan Mayer von Rothschild, who was one of five brothers sent to cities across Europe by their father, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, in the hopes of establishing a banking empire. Known for their impeccable taste as well as for their financial genius, the Rothschilds have built what many consider to be one of the most impressive art collections in the world. Their palatial homes have housed some of the finest art work, as well as silver, porcelain, and even butterflies and stamps. This remarkable piece is an excellent example of the Rothschild eye for quality and design.

Hallmarked London, 1825

11 1/4" diameter x 10" high

Provenance:
Property of a private Virginia collector
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