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Bowl, From a set of five pieces

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Bowl, From a set of five pieces

Made by: John Wakelin

Currently in storage


About this object

The set comprises a large compote and 4 smaller fruit bowls. All have similar decoration. The bowls have a flat rim decorated with a row of concentric pointed arches. The sides of the bowls have three cast and applied lion's heads and between two of them an engraved crest consisting of a griffin's head with wings. Each bowl has three angular feet in the form of dolphins with the tails touching the bowls and the heads on the base. The bases repeat a similar arched motif on the rim. Each stands on three feet with decorated with a stylized plant form in low relief. The base is screwed to the bowl so it can be taken apart and be used separately.

Category:
silverwork
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
London, England
Date made:
1787
Size:
8.3 x 11.1 cm (3 1/4 x 4 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.409.2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK on bottom: Lion passant (sterling fineness); Crowned leopard's head (London Assay office); Date letter m (1787); Duty mark (George III); I.W/T.W in a shield (makers John Wakelin and William Taylor); stamp: 4
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Riggs, 1974