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Leopard holding a shield

Manufacturer:
Elkington & Co. (British, Birmingham, 1829–1963)
Date:
19th century, after 1600–1601 original
Culture:
British, Birmingham, after British, London original
Medium:
Silver on base metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 36 1/4 × 12 3/8 × 13 1/8 in. (92.1 × 31.4 × 33.3 cm); Overall (head): 9 3/8 × 6 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. (23.8 × 16.5 × 19.4 cm); Overall (body): 28 1/2 × 12 3/8 × 13 1/8 in. (72.4 × 31.4 × 33.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Electrotype
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1883
Accession Number:
83.18.4a, b
Not on view
This electrotype is after the 1600–1601 original in the treasure of the Kremlin, Moscow. It was probably a gift to Elizabeth I, sold by the "Great guilt Cuberd of State" in 1626, purchased by Tsar Mikhail Romanov in 1629.
Marking: On original:
[1] London date letter for 1600–1601;
[2] intersected triangle (maker's mark)
Henry G. Marquand (until 1883; to MMA)
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