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Two Chafing Dishes

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Each bombé dish has a flaring rim that is pierced with quatrefoils and stylized foliage with an applied wire molding. The dish is raised, with a sunken center, and rests on four cast scrolled legs. A cylindrical socket supports the turned wooden handle. There is considerable wear to the surface...

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Engraved on underside of each: "I / E * D"; "H / O * W" (twice); "M . I"


On underside of each, maker's mark WC (Grimwade 3056);date letter o; leopard's head crowned; lion passant.


According to tradition, Edward Jackson (1707-1757) and his wife, Dorothy Quincy Jackson, by descent to their daughter, Mary Jackson (d. 1804), to her grandson, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), to his grandson Edward Jackson Holmes, Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection. (Accession Date: March 10, 1965)

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The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

English (London), 1749–50

Object Place

London, England


11.4 x 23.6 cm (4 1/2 x 9 5/16 in.) Weight: 439.4 gm (14 oz 3 dwt) Weight: 456.4 gm (14 oz 13 dwt)

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