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Dish Ring and Cover

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The spoll-shaped dish ring is chased and pierced with scrolls, foliage, flower heads, a figure of a chinese man, a woman gathjering flowers, and a swan. The upper and lower edges are reinforced with a square wire rim. The domed circular cover, fromed from chased, pierced sheet of light gauge,...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on cover, the arms, crest, and motto of Seward

Marks

On outside of lower foot band, maker's mark MS (Jackson, p. 640); date letter I; harp crowned; Hibernia. On rim, harp crowned; maker's mark SW (Bennett, p. 176, no. 471); Hibernia.

Provenance

Janet Morse, New York, purchased by the MFA, H.E. Bolles Fund for $850. (Accession Date: November 14, 1940)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Irish (Dublin), 1765 (Cover); 1781 (Dish Ring)

Object Place

Dublin, Ireland

Dimensions

H. 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.); Weight: 439 gm (14 oz 2 dwt) and 448 gm (14 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

40.726a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver