The round bowl has a slightly domed base, with curved sides rising to a straight rim. The handle is pierced with shields and quatrefoils in a symmetrical pattern. Construction: The bowl is raised. The cast handle is soldered to the rim.
Pricked on handle, HS/CH/1684
On rim near handle, leopard's head crowned; maker's mark EG in a rectangle (Jackson, 1921, p. 131; rev. ed. 1989, p. 129); lion passant (repeated on underside of handle); date letter D
Christie, Manson & Woods, London, December 6, 1899, lot 138; 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)
English (London), 1681–82