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Mirror with cresting (part of a toilet service)

Maker:
William Fowle (1658–1684, active 1681–84)
Date:
1683–84
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Overall, assembled (confirmed): H. 22 7/16 x W. 20 1/4 in. (57 x 51.4 cm) Overall mirror (confirmed): H. 16 7/16 x W. 20 1/4 in. (41.8 x 51.4 cm) Overall cresting (confirmed): H. 6 x W. 20 1/4 in., 17 oz. 14 dwt. (15.2 x 51.4 cm, 0.55 kg.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.70.1a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned;
[2] Small black letter f (date letter for 1683–84);
[3] Lion passant;
[4] W F, double bowknot above, cinquefoil below (maker's mark for William Fowle);
[5] tiny mark, almost unidentifiable;

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on each of the four sections of the frame (some partly obliterated), and on cresting.
Lord Swaythling , London ; Lord Astor of Hever ; [ Important Old English and French Silver, Christie, Manson and Woods , London, May 15, 1963, no. 108; to Phillips ] ; J. Phillips (from 1963)
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