Condiment Vase and Cover
Louisa Perina Courtauld (1729-1807) and George Cowles (died in 1811), 1771-72
Louis-François Roubiliac (1729–1807) ran the silver business upon her husband Samuel’s death in 1765. After a couple of years on her own, she went into partnership with George Cowles, her late husband’s former apprentice.
This exquisite piece is part of a set made for one of the period’s most exacting and extravagant clients, in a style known as ‘neo-classical’ for its revival of ancient Greek patterns. The delicate engraving on its surface was meant to evoke the painted scenes of Greek ceramics.
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