Talk:Portland Vase

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In the Manufacture section 2 of the main article there is no mention to the work and investigation by Rosemarie Lierke, see the link below: [1] Glasswork is an art but a science too, and as a science it has to be strict in the observation and deriving conclusions.

William Lloyd?[edit]

I've seen several sources claim 'William Lloyd' was a pseudonym given to the authorities rather than the real name of the person who smashed the vase in 1845. Could anyone more familiar with the subject clarify this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 114.76.45.123 (talk) 18:53, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

According to The Portland Vase: the extraordinary odyssey of a mysterious Roman treasure By Robin Jeremy Brooks, William Lloyd was the name which he gave to the police. The British Museum later hired detectives to find out more about him, possibly with the intention of bringing a civil suit. Lloyd had said that he was a student at Trinity College, Dublin. The college administrators indicated that a student named William Malcahey had gone missing. It was suspected that Lloyd and Malcahey were one and the same. The detectives determined that the Malcahey family was impoverished and the owner of the vase decided not to bring suit. Chappell (talk), 26 July 2011 —Preceding undated comment added 14:33, 26 July 2011 (UTC).