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The round salver has a shaped openwork border filled with tea plants, flowers, C-scrolls, and four pagodas. It is assembled from many cast sections. At intervals in the border are four large seated chinoiserie figures wearing flowing robes and slippers, modeled in high relief. Two play...

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ARMORIALS: Engraved in the center, the arms of Portman impaling Wyndham for Henry William Portman co. Somerset,(1738-1796), and his wife, Anne, daughter of William Wyndham co. Wiltshire. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on back, 268=16.


Date letter h; lion passant (repeated on border); leopard's head crowned; on underside, maker's mark TP (Grimwade 2875) (repeated on border)


Before 1958, Thomas Lumley Ltd., London (dealer); June 27, 1958, purchased from Lumley by Paul Wallraf (1898-1981); around 1983, purchased by Rainer Zietz, London (dealer); Purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd., London, European Decorative Arts Acquisitions Fund. (Accession Date: November 29, 1989)

Credit Line

European Decorative Arts Acquisitions Fund

English (London), 1763–64

Object Place

London, England


H. 11 cm (4 5/16 in.); Diameter 72.7 cm (28 5/8 in.); Weight: 8, 355 gm (268 oz 12 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver gilt