Antique Art Union of London Copper Tazza Putti amongst scrolling foliage

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Antique 'Art Union of London' copper tazza with wide relief border of Putti amongst classical scrolling foliage

Art Unions were subscription lotteries that awarded Art as prizes. An annual ballot was held in which members' tickets were drawn from a drum and prizes were allotted accordingly. Depending on the rules of the union, prize winners were either awarded a specific work or could select from a specified exhibition (some unions offered a mixture of both options). Many unions held an annual exhibition of prize winner's prizes which was open to subscribers and members of the public. As the Unions became increasingly more popular they commissioned pieces in limited editions. The Art Union of London was founded in 1836 and wound up in 1912.

2 5/8" high & 8" in diameter.

Very Good Condition.

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