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Basket (one of a pair)

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1729–30
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/4 × 11 in. (9.5 × 27.9 cm) Width across handles: 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.11
Not on view
Inscription: Scratched on underside: 41-2 / 40 2

Engraved on underside: No 24

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Roman capital O (London date letter for 1729–30);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] LA, crown and mullet above, fleur-de-lis below (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie).

Location of marks:
All marks on underside of basket
George D. Widener ; Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice (until 1958; to MMA)
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