Struck under bases with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1728-9) and with maker's mark of David WIlliaume II.
One of the two bowls, by descent to Denis,10th Marquess of Sligo; May 13, 1953, one of the two bowls sold by Denis at Christie's, London, lot 180. By 1963, both bowls with Nathaniel Mayer, 3rd Lord Rothschild, GM; June 27, 1963, sold by Nathaniel Mayer at Christie's London, lot 41. November 21, 1973, sold by a "lady" at Christie's, London, lot 8. By 1988, President and Mrs. Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines. January 30, 1988, sold by the Republic of the Philippines through the Presidential Commission on Good Government at Christie's, New York, lot 36, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)
Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund