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Thomas Fasson (British, died 1844)
Samuel Ellis (British, active 1725–48, died 1773)
18th century
British, London
Diameter: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Maker's mark, in scrolled oval, horseshoe enclosing a human heart, surmounted by a dagger; above on scrolled border, FASSON; below, on oblong, LONDON; on opposite side hall-marks:
[1] Golden Fleece;
[2] lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] S.E. (Samuel Ellis, whose name sometimes appears with Fasson's);
H. Eugene Bolles ; Mrs. Russell Sage (until 1909; to MMA)
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