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Plateau

Marks

Struck on reverses with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1749-50) and with maker's mark of Paul Crespin.

Provenance

Probably made for Philip, 2nd Earl Stanhope (1714-1786); after his death, by descent within Stanhope family until 1960. October 26, 1960, sold by Earl Stanhope at Christie's, London, lot 170. Hilmar Reksten, Bergen, Norway; May 22, 1991, sold by Hilmar Reksten at Christie's, London, lot 144, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund

English (London), 1749–50

Dimensions

Overall: 5.6 x 59 x 47 cm (2 3/16 x 23 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.) Weight: 134 oz (4167g)

Accession Number

2001.70

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver