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Oval, decorated on all sides with chased, floral bands, flowers, birds and musical instruments.

Inscription

On inside of lid, "Mary anna C. Porter. / The gift of her / Grandfather William Bartlet. / Aged 92 1840". Inscribed on cover -- Mary Anna C. Porter / The gift of her / Grandfather William / Bartlet / Aged 92, 1840.

Marks

Inside box on bottom, maker's mark WS in a rectangle (probably Grimwade3311); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter d (1779/80). Repeated on inside of lid, maker's; lion passant.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Mariana C. Porter

English (London), 1779–80

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

3.3 x 5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1626

Medium or Technique

Silver-gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver