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The shallow circular dish is raised and has a plain flaring rim. It rests on a straight foot formed from sheet.

Inscription

Engraved in center in cipher, EL with an earl's coronet above; engraved on underside, "Ex . Dono" with a cipher beneath. On rim, "1719/ 12oz/ 15d".

Marks

On underside, maker's mark CD (Jackson, 1989, p. 545); castle; assay master mark EP for Edward Penman; date letter O

Provenance

William E. Godfrey, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, April 1, 1922, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

Scottish (Edinburgh), 1718–19

Object Place

Edinburgh, Scotland

Dimensions

H. 3 cm (1 3/16 in.); Diameter 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.); Weight: 371.4 gm (11 0z 19 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1598

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver