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The pear-shaped body rests on a cast domed foot. The body is formed of two raised sections, joined horizontally. Around the base are applied ribs of ninepin form, and at the middle of the plain neck is an applied molded wire band. The high domed cover has a cast gadrooned flange and is assembled...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on body, an unidentified coat of arms and motto:(Quarterly 1 & 4, sable a cross engrailed and in sinister chief a rose, 2 & 3, a fess gules between a demilion rampant in chief and three mullets in base; motto: Nil Volentibus Arduum.

Marks

On underside, maker's mark LI (Grimwade1931) (repeated on bezel of cover); date letter F; Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on bezel of cover)

Provenance

Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, October 6, 1937, Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlote Beebe Wilbour to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1721–22

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.); Weight: 357.2 gm (11 oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

37.1170a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver