J. Wippell & Co, Exeter, Parian Holy Water Font in Travelling Case c.1860
Parian Gothic Revival Holy Water Font in original wooden leather bound travelling case c.1860, marked 'J.Wippell & Co. Exeter' to base.
Height of box: 9cm (3.75")
J Wippell & Co. Ecclesiastical Fittings and Church Furnishers since 1789. They exhibited at the Great Exhibition 1851 and are still in business today.
For further reading on J Wippell & Co. see https://www.wippell.co.uk/About-Us/Wippell-History.aspx
Provenance: The Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan Collection
Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan were pioneering collectors of 19th Century fine and decorative arts and this unique collection was a shared passion assembled over the course of a lifetime from the 1950s onwards. The collection was regarded and recognised as academically important, a number of bequests of both decorative and fine arts from the collection have been accepted by museums includingThe British Museum and the Ashmolean.