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Marks

Struck underneath with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1755-6) and with maker's mark of Phillips Garden.

Provenance

May 14, 1959, sold by an anonymous owner at Sotheby's, London, lot 115. February 8, 1962, sold by an anonymous owner at Sotheby's, London, lot 130. Hilmar Reksten, Bergen, Norway; May 22, 1991, sold by Hilmar Reksten at Christie's, London, lot 48, where most probably bought by 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), 1755–56

Dimensions

Overall: 22.8 x 37.5 x 28 cm (9 x 14 3/4 x 11 in.) Weight: 61 oz (1897g)

Accession Number

2001.74

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver