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The low cylindrical boxes are formed of seamed sheet with an applied base. The gadrooned foot and base are chased, and there is an applied wire on the foot rim. The covers are formed of chased sheet, with an applied wire rim with chased gadrooning, and a bezel. A molded wire encircles the plain...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on covers of each, the crest of Hobson.

Marks

On underside of each, maker's mark PY (repeated on inside of cover); Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on inside of cover); date letter G.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

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

English (London), 1702–03

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 5.1 cm (2 in.); Diameter of base: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.); Weight: 195.6 gm (6 oz 6 dwt)

Accession Number

33.93a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver