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Casket (part of a toilet service)

Maker:
William Fowle (1658–1684, active 1681–84)
Date:
1683–84
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): H. 3 9/16 x W. 10 x D. 8 in., 40 oz. 4 dwt. (9 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm, 1.25 kg.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
63.70.2
Not on view
Inscription: (Monogram engraved in center of underside of casket, in XIX century script, under an earl's coronet) E N (for Normanton)

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned;
[2] Small black letter f (date letter for 1683–84);
[3] Lion passant guardant;
[4] W F, double bowknot above, cinquefoil below (maker's mark for William Fowle);

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] inside lid and inside on bottom of box.
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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