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Chafing Dish

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The chafing dish has straight pierced sides and rests on three shaped cast feet. The pierced panel forming the main section of the dish is formed of raised sheet, joined to a heavy cast gadrooned border and flaring cast rim at the base. Hinged to either side are double-scroll handles with...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on one foot,the frame, the side of the lamp, and the lamp cover, the crest of Fitzroy, for Charles Fitzroy, second Duke of Grafton, (1683-1757) INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside of body, 39=1. scratched on underside of frame, 4=17. scrathced on underside of lamp, 8 =2; "8223", "H374LU/WS/L"

Marks

On underside, leopard's head crowned; maker's mark PC (Grimwade 2149) (repeated on underside of frame and lamp); lion passant (repeated on underside of frame and lamp); date letter i

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: January 8, 1942)

Credit Line

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

English (London), 1744–45

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); Weight: 1,610 gm (51 0z 15 dwt)

Accession Number

42.14

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver