Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dish (one of a graduated set of seven)

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1741–42
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
W. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.25
Not on view
Inscription: Motto: Espérance.
Weight notations and identification on underside:
(Pricked) E.E.R.; (scratched, crossed out) 61-18;
(engraved) OZ / 60

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned;
[2] Small Roman f (date letter for 1741-42);
[3] Lion passant;
[4] PL script, crown above, pellet between and below (maker's mark, ent. 1739)

Location of marks:
Each mark appears once on underside of each dish.
Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice
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