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High domed & repoussed foot with stamped ovolo rim engraved underneath "Elizabeth Montague Duchess Dowr of Buccleuch & Queensberry 1817" Cast section with serrated flange below & above baluster stem, upper inverted & with 3 scrolled brackets.

Inscription

Engraved on underside of foot, Elizabeth Montagu Duchess Dow(r) of Buccleuch & Queensberry 1817

Marks

On rim, date letter B; lion passant (repeated on underside of foot); leopard's head crowned; maker's mark FW in monogram in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 112; rev. ed. 1989, p. 108)

Provenance

Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry (m. 1767, d. 1827). Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. May 26, 1905, Christie's, Manson & Woods, London, lot 63, sold. Sydney Loder, Esq. April 10, 1930, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 127, sold to Crichton Brothers, London. By 1946, Richard C. Paine, Boston; 1946, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 10, 1946)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English (London), 1619–20

Dimensions

H. 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.); Diameter 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.); Weight 776.8 gm (25 oz)

Accession Number

46.1126a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver