Struck under bases with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1735-6) and with maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie.
Ralph Congreve (d. 1997) (original commission) [see note 1]. 1990, E. & C. T. Koopman Ltd., London; 1990, probably sold by Koopman to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2001) NOTES:  Ralph Congreve married Charlotte, daughter of William, 3rd Lord Stawell; thus the Congreve arms impale the Stawell arms on these pieces.
Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund