The heart-shaped dish, formed from sheet, has fluted edges and rests on three gadrooned ball feet. At the top of the heart, a cast cluster of entrusted shellwork is inset. The surface is buffed, and engraving has been removed from the underside.
Engraved on underside "oz 8=15"
On underside, lion passant; maker's mark NS (Grimwade 2102); leopard's head crowned; date letter k.
Estate of Victor George Henry Francis, fifth Marquess Conyngham, sold Christie's, London, February 10, 1938, lot 10; Maj. W. M. Tapp; A. G. Lewis collection by 1951, New York; Lent by Mrs. Sigmund Katz, 1973, The Jessie and Sigmund Katz collection. (Accession Date: November 30, 1988) By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES:  From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.
Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection
English (London), 1745–46
- Marked by Nicholas Sprimont (born in Liege, France, active in London), 1716–1771