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Miniature fireback (part of a set)

Maker:
David Clayton (British, active 1689)
Date:
ca. 1720
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Grate (a): 2 11/16 × 3 9/16 in. (6.8 × 9 cm); Fireback (b): 3 1/16 × 2 in. (7.8 × 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.123a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling) (early form introduced ca. 1720);
[2] Lion's head erased;
[3] maker's mark for David Clayton.

Location of marks:
[1] struck twice on back of fire back
[2] on front of fender
[3] on front of fender, on shovel, on one end of tongs, on poker.
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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