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Of oval double-lipped form on spreading oval bases, with scalloped molded rims, each long side with two waisted multi-scroll handles. Engraved on the side between a spout and handle with a coat of arms within foliate scroll and fish-scale mantling suromounted by a stylized shell.

Inscription

Engraved on side: arms of Mills those impaling those of another.

Marks

Struck under base with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1725-6) and with maker's mark of Augustine Courtauld.

Provenance

By 1933, Lord Hillingdon; June 21, 1933, sold by Lord Hilingdon, at Christie's, London, lot 62. William Comyns & Son Ltd, London. November 17, 1988, sold by anonymous owner at Sotheby's, London, lot 96. S. J. Shrubsole Corp., New York; By 1996, most probably sold by S. J. Shrubsole to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund

English (London), 1725–26

Object Place

London

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 23.5 x 19.7 cm (4 5/16 x 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.) Weight: 38 oz 4 dwt (1190g)

Accession Number

2001.46.2

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver