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Marks

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund

English (London), 1727–28

Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

2001.33.2a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard), gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver