The oval fluted canister has straight sides and a hinged, domed cover. It is formed from seamed sheet, with an inset base. The upper and lower borders are chased and engraved with a pattern of medallions and stylized foliage, and the center and back panels of the body are filled with a cartouche.
ARMORIALS:engraved on side, an unidentified coat of arms, crest and motto (sable on a bend between two cotises, three lions passant; crest; an eagle displayed; motto: Spectemur Agendo) INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside, 12-3.
On underside, maker's mark HC (Grimwade 972); lion passant (repeated on inside of cover); sovereign's head; leopard's head crowned; date letter p
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), 1790–91
- Marked by Henry Chawner, 1764–1851