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Jennens & Bettridge (active 1820-1870)

Pair of vases 1856

RCIN 52717

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These vases combine Jennens & Bettridge’s patented ‘gem-enamelling’ with Elkington’s electroformed gilt-metal mounts. They demonstrate Prince Albert’s abiding interest in combining good design with new manufacturing processes, many of which had been pioneered in Birmingham.

Commissioned by Prince Albert and presented to Queen Victoria on her birthday, 24 May 1856

No. 177