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Chafing Dish

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The dish is supported by three scrolled legs of complex outline, with beading applied to the center ridge. They are cast in two pieces and seamed vertically. The body of the dish is hemispherical, with a pierced and gadrooned fitting to contain the lamp at the center of the base. It is raised...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on cover of burner and on rim of body, the arms and crest of Grenville impaling Temple, possibly for Richard grenville of Wotton, co. buckinghamshire (d. 1719), who married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Peter Temple of Stanton Barry, co. Buckinhamshire.

Marks

On rim between piercings, maker's mark Ne (repeated on base of burner); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter f

Provenance

Tiffany & Co., New York, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, January 5, 1939, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

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

English (London), 1701–02

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 12.8 cm x 22.6 cm (5 1/16 x 8 7/8 in.); Weight: 1,757.7 gm (56oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

39.20

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver