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Game Dish with Cover and Stand

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The dish consists of three sections: a base supported on scrolled legs, a removable dish, and a domed cover. The base, formed from several panels of sheet, has a shaped oval stand, richly decorated with panels of chased strapwork and a border of palmettes with bosses in the form of masks. Bolted...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: cast and engraved on a shield held by putti, the arms, crest, and motto of Hope, probably for John Alexander Hope, sixth Earl of Hopetoun (1831-1873). INSCRIPTIONS: stamped on underside of dish, 2959 HUNT & ROSKELL LATE STORR MORTIMER & HUNT

Marks

On side of dish, lion passant (repeated on finial, underside of stand, one wing of each angel, heater, and all original nuts); leopard's head (repeated on heater); date letter L (repeated on underside of stand and heater); maker's mark ISH (Culme 8358) (repeated on finial, underside of stand, one wing of each angel, and underside of heater).

Provenance

Sold Christie's, London, May 21, 1969, lot 162, purchased by Ferrara; estate of Scott Newhall, sold Christie's, New York, April 22, 1993, lot 296, purchased by Partrige Fine Arts, PLC, London, purchased September 22, 1993, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund. (Accession Date: September 22, 1993)

Credit Line

EDA Purchase Fund

English (London), 1846–47

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 41.3 cm x W. 49.4 cm x D. 28.5 cm (16 1/4 x 19 17/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Weight: 10,872.3 gm (349 oz 11 dwt)

Accession Number

1993.575

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver