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Attributed to? Johann Gottfried Frisch (active 1689-1716)

Cup and cover c.1700 with later additions

RCIN 50554

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George IV's taste was for virtuoso pieces in exotic materials and this cup joined a growing collection of mounted ivories in Carlton House. The original chased silver-gilt mounts were evidently too plain for George IV's increasingly flamboyant tastes and in 1824 Rundell, Bride & Rundell added 'a new silver chased rim... set with coloured stones to raise the cover' for £148 10s.