Struck under bases with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1727-8) and maker's mark Paul Crespin. On one of the casters, mark of Abraham Buteaux overstruck by Crespin mark.
Made for Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773). About 1985, with Spink & Son Ltd, London. Kerry Packer; By 1996, most probably sold by Kerry Packer to 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
English (London), 1727–28
Overall: 22 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm (8 11/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.) Weight: no. 1: 25 oz 15dwt (803 g) no. 2: 26 oz 2 dwt (813 g)
Medium or Technique
Silver (sterling standard), gilt