- band at top of neck: "Lasting might, growing success, ascending luck to its owner" - at base of neck: "Lasting might, immune life, enduring good fortune, for ever, to its owner" - at base of handle, repeated twice on each side facet: "Lasting might i[mmune] life" - underside: "Lasting might, immune life,/ auspicious fate, godliness, for ever, until his burial to its own[er]!/ Helping desiny, rising luck!
By 1904, Octave Homberg, Paris; May 11-16, 1908, posthumous Homberg sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 334, sold for 12,150 fr. By 1944, Edward Jackson Holmes (b. 1873 – d. 1950), Boston; 1949, gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1949)
Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes