Sauceboats: Struck under lips with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1757-8) and with maker's mark of Edward Wakelin. Ladles: Struckon stems with hallmarks (one illegible, the other with leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1757-8) and both with maker's mark of Edward Wakelin.
Made for Hannah Sophia, Countess of Exeter (1702-65); by descent within Exeter family until 1959. July 17, 1959, sold by the Most Hon. The Marquess of Exeter at Christie's, London, lot 66. April 24, 1986, sold by an anonymous owner at Sotheby's, London, lot 149, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)
Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund
English (London), 1757–58
- Marked by Edward Wakelin, free 1748, died in 1784
Overall (sauceboats): 15.9 x 23 x 10.5 cm (6 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 4 1/8 in.) Other (ladles): 19 cm (7 1/2 in.) Total weight: 51 oz 7 dwt (1598g)
Medium or Technique
Silver (sterling standard)