Large, circular dish having a wide brim, plain applied molding at rim, and a broad flat base.
Engraved in flowing script "Belonging to that Church of Christ in / Marblehead of whc the Revd Mr. Edwd. Holyoke / is the Pastor" on rim of dish within a scrolled entablature.
Within vessel, "IHurd" in a shaped cartouche is stamped directly over center point. Ada Mark * F3847
The Second Congregational Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts (later called the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead); purchased by the MFA from the church in 1984.
Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department and the Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund