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Mirrored plateau

Circular with mahogany base hinged at feet. Border of grapes and leaves with three shell and scroll feet. Marks on one foor and on rim to left a silver shield with Lowell crest over script JAL. Modern silver plaque on bottom: "John Amory Lowell, 1798-1897


MARKS: on the side of one foot, maker's marks: E&Co with a crown above; E M &Co (in three separate squares); illegible mark, possibly M. ARMORIALS: engraved on the cartouche, crest of Lowell and monogram JAL (crest is different from that on 64.128 -- a stag's head cabossed or. Bet the horns apheon [az?] (Bolton's Am Arm.) INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on an applied plaque below, "Iohn Amory Lowell / 1798-1881 / Iohn Lowell / 1824-1897 / Iohn Lowell / 1856-1922". SCRATCHES: punched underneath one foot (diff from foot with marks) "2142". Punched underneath another foot (also diff from foot with marks), "S".

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lowell


Object Place

Birmingham, England

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silverplate