The Birth of Aphrodite

The Birth of Aphrodite

By Alexander Fisher Circa 1900

A silver and silver-gilt centerpiece with three plique a jour enamel panels, representing a galleon under sail with Aphrodite swept up on the waves amidst stylized mermaids, on green onyx plinth upon carved hardwood pedestal.

Alexander Fisher presented this piece, perhaps the most spectacular documented example of his work, at the royal academy Summer Exhibition in 1900. It was purchased by Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael for the sum of £1,450. Carmichael was a distinguished collector ...

By Alexander Fisher Circa 1900

A silver and silver-gilt centerpiece with three plique a jour enamel panels, representing a galleon under sail with Aphrodite swept up on the waves amidst stylized mermaids, on green onyx plinth upon carved hardwood pedestal.

Alexander Fisher presented this piece, perhaps the most spectacular documented example of his work, at the royal academy Summer Exhibition in 1900. It was purchased by Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael for the sum of £1,450. Carmichael was a distinguished collector

who had rebuilt the family home, Castle Craig, in the Arts and Crafts manner.

Prices exclude custom clearance fees which will be charged directly to the client by your receiving courier, importer or government.
£145,000
Reference

10185

Dimensions

Height 184.5 cm / 6' 0 34"