Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Width: 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Not on view
Inscription: Motto: Espérance.
Weight notations and identification on underside: (Pricked) E.E.R.; (scratched, crossed out) 11-11-1/2; (engraved, probably more hidden by brace) 15
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);  Small Roman f (London date letter for 1741–42);  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  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)