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The straight-sided rectangular canister, formed from five pieces of seamed sheet, has a slightly curved upper edge. The cover is a flat sliding panel with a circular opening and high lip that fits into the raised domed cap. The surface has been highly polished.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on side, arms and crest of Ayde, co. Norfolk.

Marks

Onn lower edge of back, Britannia; date letter O; maker's mark WI (Grimwade 3187)(repeated on base); lion's head erased; (repeated onbase, neck and rim of cover)

Provenance

Tiffany & Co., New York, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, March 30, 1940, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1709–10

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 14.9 cm x W. 8.4 cm x 6 cm (5 7/8 x 3 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.); Weight: 360 gm (11 oz 11 dwt)

Accession Number

40.192a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver