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The glass is of rectangular form with a shaped crest. The border is formed and chased with acanthus foliage, putti, and flower vases on a matted ground within gadrooned borders. The corner mounts are in the form of winged putti's heads. The arch-shaped crest consists of two putti holding a swag...

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Engraved on back of proper right putto, scratch weight 153-10


On cresting and on each of the four frame panels, date letter P; maker's mark WI a star below (Jackson, 1921, p. 139; rev. ed. 1989, p. 137); leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on the four corner mounts and on the central boss on the crest)


Purchased from Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London, by the MFA for £2,200. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1692–93

Object Place

London, England


H. 83.5 cm (32 7/8 in.); W. 54.9 cm (21 5/8 in.); D. 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, walnut