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Dishes (four from a set of six)

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1739/40
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each: Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.36–.39
Not on view
Inscription: (notations of weight and identification, all appearing on underside of dishes):
.36) (pricked) E.E.W.; (scratched) 18 = 15;
(scratched very faintly) 0215 54;
.37) (pricked) E.E.W.; (scratched) 18 = 2;
(scratched very faintly) 0215 59;
.38) (pricked) E.E.W.; (scratched) 17 = 13;
(scratched very faintly) 0215 159;
.39) (pricked) E.E.W.; (scratched) 17 = 13;
(scratched very faintly) 0215 54

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Small Roman d (date letter for 1739–40);
[3] Small Roman l (date letter for 1746–47);
[4] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[5] PL script, crown above, pellet between and below (maker's mark, ent. 1739).

Location of marks:
[1],[2],[4],[5] on underside of dishes
George D. Widener ; and Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice , Philadelphia (until 1958; to MMA)
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