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The shallow rounded bowl rests on a straight foot with a flared rim. The two tapering handles are rectangular in section. The body of the bowl is engraved with square panels alternately plain or filled with a stylized flower. An engraved horizontal band divides the center of the bowl. The body...

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Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on handle, an unidentified coat of arms Inscriptions: Engraved in center of bowl, an unidentified cypher over a baron's coronet

Marks

On rim, maker's mark WL a crown above a mullet below (Jackson, 1921, p. 499; rev. ed. 1989, p. 543); Edinburgh town mark; deacon's mark of Alexander Reid.

Provenance

Purchased from Firestone & Parson, Boston, to the MFA for $9,000 with object 62.167. (Accession date: February 14, 1962)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

Scottish, 1669–75

Object Place

Edinburgh, Scotland

Dimensions

H. 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.); W. 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); D. 18 cm (7 1/16 in.); Weight 442 gm (14 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

62.168

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver