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The raised pear-shaped body rests on a spreading, domed circular foot. The foot is constructed of a cast base joined to a raised midsection. The curved spout, cast in two pieces and seamed vertically, has an acanthus leaf at the tip and a molded drop at the base. A band of engraving encircles...

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ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of a spinster member of the Hickes family of Shipston-on-Stour, co Worcester; engraved on other side, the crest of the same; engraved on cover an unidentified later crest ( a wyven with wings addorsed) INSCRIPTIONS: on underside: 27=18


On underside, maker's mark EF (Grimwade 587)(repeated inside cover); lion passant (repeated inside cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter d.


Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

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

English (London), 1739 or 1740

Object Place

London, England


H. 24.9 cm x W. 20.4 cm x D. 11.2 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.);Weight: 898.7 gm (28 oz 18 dwt)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, wood