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The shallow bowl of circular form, raised from sheet, has two flat cast handles of geometric openwork design. The raised domed cover has an applied gadrooned rim and a cut-card foliate pattern radiating from the center, where a cast gadrooned finial is placed.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on both handles, crest of Fellowes (GG--an earlier one hasbeen erased, this prob late 18th, early 19th). INSCRIPTIONS: on bottom, later engraving,"R Ford to JR" SCRATCHES: on bottom, 30=16; 15=4 (with an X across it). One handle, No48=29-19. Under lid, No48=29-19; 15-8-1/2.

Marks

On underside, maker's mark TF(Grimwade 2749); leopard's head crowned; date letter O; lion passant (repeated on underside of one handle).

Provenance

Sold Christie's, London, May 21, 1930, lot 83; Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

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

English (London), 1729–30

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 9.7 cm x W. 29.9 cm x D. 18.2 cm (3 13/16 x 11 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.);Weight: 927 gm (29 oz 16 dwt)

Accession Number

33.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver