19th or 20th century AD
Enamel; Glass; Metal; Mineral; Quartz; Rock Crystal; Silica; Silver (gilded)
- H 15; D (of cup) 18, (of foot) 17
File of material relating to a replica of the Ardagh chalice. Includes photocopy of object description sheet which includes sketch of object (date unspecified); photocopy of photographs of object (date unspecified); notes (date unspecified) which describe object and state that name Watson Fothergill is engraved on it; photocopy of extract from publication by Elizabeth Bradford Smith et al entitled 'Medieval Art in America: Patterns of Collecting 1800-1940' (Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, c. 1996) which refers to descriptions of replicas of reliquaries, Saint Patricks Bell and the Bell of the Will by Edmond Johnson; photocopy of extract from publication (c. 1992), issued to coincide with exhibition, 'Imagining an Ireland Past: the Celtic Revival 1840-1940' [held at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago]. Includes chapter by Cheryl Washer which treats of the work of Edmond Johnson and includes images; photocopy of extract from publication entitled 'Treasures of Ireland: Ireland Art 3000 B.C.-1500 A.D. (Dublin: Royal Ireland Academy, c. 1983) edited by Michael Ryan. Extract describes objects in the Ardagh hoard including the Ardagh chalice; notes (date unspecified) by Etienne Rynne which describe the Ardagh chalice; printout of e-mails exchanged between Andrew Paris and Fiona Davern, Registrar, Hunt Museum, in relation to Watson Fothergill. Paris has studied Fothergill's life and work. Paris quotes (30 January 2003) from a personal diary kept by Fothergill in which he refers to a copy of the Ardagh chalice he has in his home. This is the present object. Paris thinks that the chalice may have been sold by Fothergill's family in early 1928. In another e-mail (2 February 2003), Paris further quotes from Fothergill's diary that he bought the chalice made by Johnson, Grafton Street, Dublin, in 1891; printouts from websites which treat of Fothergill (28 January 2003, 19 February 2003).
Place of collection
Replica of the Ardagh Chalice | Metal,Silver (gilded), Glass,Enamel, Glass, Mineral,Silica,Quartz,Rock Crystal | 19th or 20th century AD | The Hunt Collection | PD