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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: [1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

Sweetmeat Dish

English (London), 1745–46

Object Place

London, England


H. 4.2 x W. 19.9 x D. 15.1 cm (1 5/8 x 7 13/16 x 5 15/16 in.) Weight: 283.5 gm (9 oz 2 dwt)

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