This large rectangular dish has a milled gadrooned border, with floral and C-scroll decoration at each corner. The removable lid has a loop handle of two conjoined cornucopiae sheathed in leaves. It swivels to unlock and detach, converting the lid into a smaller, matching dish, decorated en suite.
"A / TESTIMONY of AFFECTION / from / Charles Francis / to his Sister / Sophia Harrison" within a wreath engraved on side. "GSH" engraved on side of lid.
"E. LOWNES" in a rectangle struck four times on underside of bottom
Given by Charles Francis to his sister Sophia Francis Harrison, probably on the occasion of her marriage to George Harrison. It descended to Sophia’s sister Mary Francis Fisher and her husband, Joshua Fisher; to their son Joshua Francis Fisher and his wife, Eliza Middleton Fisher; then through the family to the parents of the donor and to the anonymous donor in 1963.