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Pair of salvers (part of a toilet service)

Maker:
William Fowle (1658–1684, active 1681–84)
Date:
1683–84
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Overall, salver on foot: H. 3 3/8 x W. 9 1/4 x D. 9 1/4 in., 22 oz 10 dwt. (8.6 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm, 0.7 kg) Overall, salver only: H. 5/8 x W. 9 1/4 x D. 9 1/4 in. (1.6 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.70.11, .12
Not on view
Inscription: (Monogram, under each salver, outside area covered by foot, 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);
[5] tiny mark, almost unidentifiable;

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on surface of both trays (a), all partly effaced;
[3] on underside of each foot (b);
[5] on right border of .11 a, near edge; and twice on right border of .12 a, near edge.
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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