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The tray is oval with a slight depression and rests on four flattened bun feet. At the center of the tray is an oval panel embossed with a scene of Hercules, wearing the skin of the Nemean lion, drawing his bow on the centaur Nessus, who carries away Deianira. The oval panel is enclosed by a...

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Marks

On rim, maker's mark IB a pellet between a crescent and two pellets below in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 130; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter M

Provenance

Lord Heytesbury; sold anonymously at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, July 3, 1968, lot 89; purchased from Garrard & Co., London, December 8, 1971, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1669–70

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.); W. 70.8 cm (27 7/8 in.); D. 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.); Weight 3,657 gm (117 oz 12 dwt)

Accession Number

1971.640

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver