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"Feast of the Gods" charger

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William Pitts ; Rundell, Bridge & Rundell

Date

1808

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G350
'Feast of the Gods' charger, William Pitts      ;    Rundell, Bridge & Rundell
"Feast of the Gods" charger: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilt silver
Size: 2 1/8 x 24 x 24 in. (5.4 x 60.96 x 60.96 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, England
Culture: Europe, England
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Mark and Sticker On bottom, on sticker: [60]; LLC on center design, stamped: [WP], [(rampant lion)] and illegible mark
Physical Description: high relief central mythological scene with Zeus emerging from clouds at center top, accompanied by an eagle; nine figures (two women)--including Artemis and Hermes--wearing drapery and seated around a bench with fish and sea creatures; two small figures
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn Purchase Fund
Accession Number: 2008.71
Artist: William Pitts, English, apprenticed 1769, free 1784, registered marks 1781, 1786, 1791, and 1806
Role: Silversmith
Nationality:
Life Dates: English, apprenticed 1769, free 1784, registered marks 1781, 1786, 1791, and 1806

Artist: Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, London, 1788-1843
Role: Manufacturer
Nationality:
Life Dates: London, 1788-1843
Added to Site: March 1, 2009