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Straight tapering sides, applied moulded baseband and rim. Flat stepped cover, incised lines at edge, serrated front. Moulded hinge with wavy lines, double scroll purchase; scroll handle with ring, rat-tail drop, shaped shield tip. Cut-card design at lower handle joining and on cover.

Inscription

Engraved on handle C/ IR

Marks

Marked I D fluer-de-lis below in heart on cover and at left of handle

Provenance

Early history unknown. 1916, lent by William F. Wharton to MFA; 1919, returned to Mr Wharton; by 1928 to Philip L Spalding; 1928, lent by Mr. Spalding to MFA; 1940, given by his wife and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 1942)

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding

1695–1705

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 22

Accession Number

42.224

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware