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:
Width: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.27
Not on view
Inscription: Motto: Espérance.

Weight notations and identification on underside:
(Pricked) E.E.R.; (scratched, crossed out) 49-13-1/2;
(engraved) OZ / 47 · 40

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Small Roman f (London date letter for 1741–42);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] PL script, crown above, pellet between and below (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie, entered 1739).

Location of marks:
On underside, each appears once
George D. Widener ; and Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice (until 1958; to MMA)
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