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Epergne

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1738–39
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
8 x 21 3/4 x 20 in. (20.3 x 55.2 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.1a–f
Not on view
Inscription: Fide et Fortudine (By fidelity and fortitude) - Motto for Capel

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned;
[2] Small Roman d (date letter for 1739-40);
[3] Lion passant;
[4] PL script, crown above, pellet between and below (maker's mark, ent. 1739);
[5] Small Roman c (date letter for 1738-9);
[6] PL, pellet between, crown and mullet above, fleur-de-lis below (maker's mark, ent. 1732)

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on underside of center bowl
[1],[2],[5],[6] on underside of four round dishes
Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice
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