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The oval stand has four scrolled legs and foliate feet. The stand is chased and cast in an openwork design of leaves, flowers, scrolls, and two goat's heads. Four arms of coiling foliage support four shallow dishes of scroll and leaf pattern. Surmounting the stand is a pierced, boat-shaped...

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ARMORIALS: engraved in the wellof the central dish, and in each smaller dish,the crest of Bouverie beneath a viscount's coronet, for Sir Jacob des Bouverie, third Baronet, of Longford, Wiltshire, (1694-1761). INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside of central dish, 142=10.


On the side of stand between branches, on underside of center dish, and on bezels of each small dish, date letter u; lion passant; maker's mark EW in monogram (Grimwade 656); leopard's head crowned.


Firestone & Parson, Inc., Boston; 1986, sold by Firestone & Parson Inc. to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1986)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1755–56

Object Place

London, England


H. 29.4 cm x W. 49.6 cm x D. 47 cm (11 9/16 x 19 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.) Weight: 5,507 gm (144 oz 18 dwt)

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