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Covered Bowl

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The low round bowl rests on a plain foot rim. It has gently sloping sides and two S-shaped handles in the form of grotesque animals. The removable cover is flat, with a plain broad rim, and a C-shaped handle in the center. The surface of the bowl and the cover is flat-chased with chinoiserie...

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Armorials: Engraved on the bowl the arms and on the cover, the crest of Jolley or Jolly of Hatton Garden, London, granted 1692 Inscriptions: Engraved on underside of base, R*E*I; 14/7


On underside of base of bowl, maker's mark AN in monogram in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 146; rev. ed. 1989, p. 144) (repeated on inside of cover); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter N


Purchased from Firestone & Parson, Boston, by the MFA for $3,000. (Accession Date: November 14, 1962)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1690–91

Object Place

London, England


H. 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.); W. 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.); D. 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.); Weight 439.4 gm (14 oz 2 dwt)

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