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Six forks

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
first half 18th century
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Length (.57): 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Length (each, except .57): 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.55–.60
Not on view
Marking: [1] lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] LA, crown and mullet above, fleur-de-lis below (maker's mark, entered 1712);
[3] PL, script, crown above, pellet between and below (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie, entered 1739).

Location of marks:
(.55): [1], [2] on back behind tines on either side of shell
(.56–.60): [1], [3] on back behind tines on either side of shell
George D. Widener ; and Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice (until 1958; to MMA)
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