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The shallow bowl of finely burled wood has a low plain foot. The rim is fitted with a flaring silver-gilt band that is stamped with two bands of crosses formed of tiny pellets. Between the bands is a wriggle work pattern of a wavy line and semicircles with rays resembling sunflowers. At the...

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November 16, 1966, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 106, to S. J. Phillips, London, for £1,456. 1967, John Hunt (b. 1900 - d. 1976), London and Dublin; 1967, sold by Hunt to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English, about 1500–25, with later alterations

Object Place

London, England


H: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); Diameter (of rim): 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Burl maple with silver and silver-gilt mounts