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Monteith

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The Monteith rests on a low molded foot. The gently sloping sides are divided into six lobes separated by panels of matting. The lobes are decorated with flat-chased chinoiserie figures, foliage, and architectural ruins. The rim of the bowl is scalloped and reinforced on the outside with a...

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Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on side panel, the crest of Cayley Inscriptions: Engraved on base, 27-3-o

Marks

On underside of base, maker's mark GG a pellet below (Jackson, 1921, p. 142; rev. ed. 1989, p. 139); leopard's head crowned; date letter H; lion passant

Provenance

Purchased by Mrs. Andrew B. McClary from Louis Wine, Ltd., Dublin, Gift of Mrs. Andrew B. McClary, December 10, 1975.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Andrew B. McClary

English (London), 1685–86

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.); Weight 782.5 gm (25 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

1975.711

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver