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Two-handled covered bowl

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The low rounded bowl rests on three claw-and-ball feet. The underside of the bowl is undecorated; the sides are embossed and chased with twelve teardrop-shaped lobes interspersed with acanthus leaves. The C-shaped handles are modeled with the bust of a woman and scrolls. The removable cover is...

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Armorials: Engraved on rim of cover and rim of bowl, the rests of Charlton and Lechmere for the Lechmere-Charlton family


On rim of cover and rim of bowl, maker's mark TI between scallops in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 130; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter P


C. Coltman Rogers, Esq., Stanage Park, Shropshire, England [see note 1]; Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London; 1930, sold by Walter H. Willson, Ltd. to Frank Brewer Bemis ; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935) Notes: [1] According to a letter, dated January 31, 1930, from Walter H. Willson to Frank Bemis. Please note that this has not been verified.

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Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English, 1672–73

Object Place

London, England


H. 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); W. 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.); Weight 686 gm (22 oz 1 dwt)

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