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The oval plinth has an edge composed of scrolls and leaves, boldly modeled and cast in sections. Four scrolled foliage feet are integrated into the border and the half-figure of a goat emerges at each end. Naturalistically rendered fruits and nuts, cast in pieces and meticilously chased, are...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: cast in cartouches on each side of the base, beneath a duke's coronet, the arms of Powlett; engraved engraved on cover of bowl, beneath a duke's coronet, the crest of Powlett, for Charles, fifth Duke of Bolton, (about 1718-1765); engraved on a banner surrounding the crest, the motto of the Order of Bath, "TRIA JUNTA IN UNUM"

Marks

On base under figural group, maker's mark IP over EW (Grimwade 1602)

Provenance

About 1760, Charles, 5th Duke of Bolton (b. about 1718 - d. 1765), Hackwood Park (near Basingstoke) and London; until 1965, by descent within the family; July 14, 1965, Lord Bolton and others sale, Christie's, London, lot 145, to S.J. Phillips, Ltd., London; 1965, sold by Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 1965)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1760

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

50.1 x 95.5 x 50 cm (19 3/4 x 37 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.) Weight: 14,968 gm (624 oz 5 dwt)

Accession Number

65.915a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver