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The raised urn-shaped body rests on a spreading, fluted foot, raised in several sections. Abraided wire encircles the stem, and the juncture with the body there is a calyx of acanthus. The body is divided into three sections by an applied gilt band of chased Vitruvian scroll below and a milled...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS:engraved on side, the coat of arms, crest, and motto of Cabbell of Cromer Hall, co.Norfolk.

Marks

To left of handle, maker's mark MB (Jones, p. 375) and IF (Jones, p. 375); to right of handle, lion passant; anchor; date letter D (all five marks repeated on underside of cover)

Provenance

Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London; Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for 275 pounds British sterling. (Accession Date: October 20, 1955)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (Birmingham), 1776–77

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H. 34.5 cm x W. 19.4 cm x D. 11.9 cm (13 9/16 x 7 5/8 x 4 11/16 in.); Weight: 975.2 gm (31 oz 7 dwt)

Accession Number

55.623

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver