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Snuffers and tray

tray 1670–71; snuffers ca. 1680
British, London
Length: 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.55, .56
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved: Arms of Marow impaling Clespesby
Engraved on handle: Crest of Marow

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] London date letter for 1670–71;
[4] WC over scallop shell, between 2 pellets; (maker's mark, unrecorded);
[5] B over W, a pellet below and leafy branch (?) between, in shaped shield.

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] in flat of tray (.55);
[2] on back of handle (.55);
[5] on snuffers (.56) inside trimmer-box; on blade of trimmer, on top side of each handle near finger-grips; on point of right handle beyond trimmer.
Private Collection (until 1929; sale, Christie's, London, April 24, 1929, no. 128) ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1968; to MMA)
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