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The vase-shaped body rests on a trumpet foot. Around the foot rim there is applied beading, and the stem is chased with vertical fluting. The raised body is chased on the lower section with acanthus leaves, and around the upper rim there is a chased frieze of rosettes within panels, set off...

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ARMORIALS: engraved on side of body, crest of Curzon, beneath a Baron's coronet, for Nathaniel Curzon, first baron Scarsdale of Kedleston Hall, co. Derbyshire (1726-1804).


Inside rim, date letter R; leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover); maker's mark LC over GC(Grimwade 1907); (1772/3) (repeated on bezel of cover and on hot water vessel).


Nathaniel Curzon (1726-1804), first Baron Scarsdale, through family by descent, sold Christie's, London, July 16, 1930, lot 65; Sotheby's, New York, April 26, 1985, lot 78; Museumpiece, Zurich, purchased November 27, 1985, Theodra Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: November 27, 1985)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1772–73

Object Place

London, England


Overall Height: 27.7 cm x Width: 18.9 cm x Depth: 11.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7 7/16 x 4 7/16 in.) Weight: 952.6 gm (30 oz 12 dwt)

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