The bowl rests on a low trumpet-shaped foot divided into eight lobes with vertically chased lines. The curved sides of the bowl are divided into nine lobed panels, each enclosing a chased line. The center is slightly domed. Construction: The bowl is raised and chased; the raised foot is applied.
On rim of bowl, leopard's head crowned; maker's mark RN a mullet between pellets above (Jackson, 1921, p. 125; rev. ed. 1989, p. 122); lion passant (repeated on underside of foot); date letter S
Sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, May 1, 1918, lot 27; Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Co., by 1922; Anonymous gift to the MFA in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)