The round bowl has a flat base, with curved sides rising to a straight rim. The cartouche-shaped handle is pierced with shields and hearts in a symmetrical pattern. Construction: The bowl is raised. The cast handle is soldered to the rim.
Armorials: Engraved on handle, an unidentified coat of arms (a stag statant, differenced with a crescent for second son) Inscriptions: Engraved on underside of base, H*L
On rim near handle, maker's mark WS a mullet and two pellets above and below in a circle (Jackson, 1921, p. 136); maker's mark RN or RM a mullet below (possibly Jackson, 1921, p. 132; rev. ed. 1989, p. 134); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; indecipherable date letter
Lord Ashbrook, American Art Galleries, New York, March, 1922, lot 524; Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)
English (London), about 1675
- Marked by WS (possibly William Stephenson), first mark entered 1775