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The bulbous body, formed from thin sheet and chased with spiraling fluting and flowers, is supposed by three scrolled legs with hoof feet. The flared rim is cut and shaped, and the handle is formed of a series of scrolls with a leaf-capped shoulder.

Inscription

Engraved on front, MF, possibly for Mary Fleet.

Marks

On underside, leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter h; maker's mark M (illegible).

Provenance

Descended in the Fleet family to Mrs. Franklin H. Williams, Gift of mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams in Memory of Louise Bodine Wallace, September 12, 1984.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs Franklin H. Williams in memory of Louise Bodine Wallace

18th century, about 1763–64

Object Place

London, England, England

Dimensions

9.7 x 8.3 x 6.5 cm (3 13/16 x 3 1/4 x 2 9/16 in.) Weight: 74.1 gm (2 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

1984.512

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware