GEORGE C. GOLDIE (1828-1887) FOR THOMAS COX & SONS
GOTHIC REVIVAL SILVER GILT EWER AND MATCHING GOBLET, LONDON 1865
the ewer with an applied angel handle decorated with chased foliate bands and with applied lozenges bearing the inscription S. MATTHEW/ S. MARK/ S. LUKE/ S. JOHN on lobed spreading foot, 29cm high; the matching goblet 19cm high, each with hallmarks for London 1865 and maker's mark (2) Estimate £2,000-3,000 + fees Literature: Art Journal: Illustrated Catalogue of The International Exhibition of 1871.
Note: This design was exhibited at the 1871 International Exhibition in London. The architect George Goldie, whose practice Goldie & Child was responsible for the design of many new Roman Catholic churches including the Church of the Assumption in Kensington Square, also designed many of the church furnishings for Cox & Son. The 1870 Cox & Son catalogue claimed to be able to supply 800 designs of furniture, Gothic metalwork, carpets and hangings by 'eminent church designers'.