Inscription: Engraved around bowl:  SIVE EDITIS, SIVE BIBITIS, SIVE QUID FACITIS, OMNIA AD GLORIAM DEI FACITE (trans.: Whether you eat, or whether you drink, whatever you do, do to the glory of God);  Ecce quam bonum e quam jucundum habitare fratres in unum (trans.: Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity -Psalm CXXXIII I);  Collegis Suis Posterisq, Dicavit Richardus Cox Custos 1680 (trans.: Richard Cox, Treasurer [?], spoke to his colleagues, present and future, 1680).
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark), (partial strike of left side);  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  C (London date letter for 1680–81);  EG in rectangle with upper corners cut; lower edge has inward curve on lower edge, but to the left of the middle, prob. from a worn punch, or some interference on the anvil (maker's mark).
Location of marks: On outside of bowl near rim.
Private Collection (until 1938; sale, Sotheby's, London, June 23, 1938, no. 147) ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1968; to MMA)
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540