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The body of the ewer is ovoid and rests on a high spool-shaped stem on a domed foot. The foot is struck with egg-and-dart and beaded patterns. The dome is chased with dolphins in a wavy sea. The decoration of the body is divided into three registers: acanthus leaves interspersed with round...

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J. P. Morgan (1867–1943). November 1, 1947, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 468, sold to the MFA for $10,000 [see note 1]. (November 13, 1947) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 47.1427 - 47.1428 were acquired together.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1604–05

Object Place

London, England

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Medium or Technique

Metal; Gilded silver