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Marks

Struck under bases with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1735-6) and with maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie.

Provenance

Ralph Congreve (d. 1997) (original commission) [see note 1]. 1990, E. & C. T. Koopman Ltd., London; 1990, probably sold by Koopman to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2001) NOTES: [1] Ralph Congreve married Charlotte, daughter of William, 3rd Lord Stawell; thus the Congreve arms impale the Stawell arms on these pieces.

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund

English (London), 1735–36

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 21 x 12.1 cm (5 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.) Weight: 41 oz 10 dwt (1291 g)

Accession Number

2001.53.1

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver