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Sugar box and cover

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The base of the box is oval in section with bombé sides; the removable cover is domed, with a crimped rim and an interior bezel. The box rests on four scroll feet and is embossed and chased with shells and acanthus leaves against a matted ground. The cover is similarly decorated, with a handle...

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Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on each side of rim of box, the crest of Child, for Sir Richard Child of Wanstead, Essex (1679–1749), as Viscount Castlemaine of co. Kerry

Marks

On underside of base and on dome of cover, maker's mark WW above a fleur-de-lys between two pellets in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 131; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter T

Provenance

Purchased from Spink & Son, London, November 10, 1955, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1676–77

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.); W. 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.); D. 16.9 cm (6 5/8 in.); Weight 765.5 gm (24 oz 12 dwt)

Accession Number

55.930a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver