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Spice Box


Struck under base with hallmarks (lion's head erased, Britannia, date letter for 1721-2) and with maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie.


Possibly made for Thomas Howard, 8th Duke of Norfolk (1683-1732); after his death by descent to Edward, 10th Duke of Norfolk (1720-1786). By 1959, Earl of Ducie; October 7, 1959, sold by the Earl of Ducie, at Christie's, London, lot 131. S. J. Shrubsole, Ltd, London. April 6, 1989, sold from a "private collection" at Sotheby's, New York, lot 218, 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), 1721–22


Overall: 5.6 x 12.2 x 8.2 cm (2 3/16 x 4 13/16 x 3 1/4 in.) Weight: 14 oz 10 dwt (451g)

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Medium or Technique

Silver (Britannia standard), interior gilt, exterior traces of gilding