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Centerpiece with cover and eight accessory dishes

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1733–34
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (centerpiece with cover (a, b)): 8 3/8 × 13 1/4 × 11 5/8 in. (21.3 × 33.7 × 29.5 cm); Overall (round dishes (c–f)): 1 3/4 × 6 7/8 in. (4.4 × 17.5 cm); Overall (oval dishes (g, j)): 1 1/2 × 8 3/4 × 6 7/16 in. (3.8 × 22.2 × 16.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.2a–j
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Roman capital S (London date letter for 1733–34);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] PL, pellet between, crown and mullet above, fleur-de-lis below (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie, entered 1732).

Location of marks:
On underside of centerpiece and eight dishes.
George D. Widener ; Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice (until 1958; to MMA)
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