Overall (confirmed): 2 1/2 x 18 x 18 in., 7 oz. 17 dwt. (6.4 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm, 244.3g)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Not on view
The somber simplicity of these dishes, which were intended for display on a sideboard, is complemented by the restrained engraving of the armorials at the center. The shield contains the arms of Sir John Brownlow (1594–1679) impaling—that is, shown side-by-side with—the arms of his wife, Alice Pulteney. The crest above, depicting a greyhound, is engraved in a different style and was added by the family at a later date.
Inscription: Inscribed on flat of underside: 77-4 (weight in Troy ounces and penny weights)
Marking:  Lion's head crowned;  Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);  G (London date letter for 1664/65);  A F, a mullet between 2 pellets below, in pointed shield.
Location of marks: – on outside of rim, on back of flute exactly above the crest of the arms;  on underside of flute directly above crest on obverse, near lip.
Sir John Brownlow (until 1929; his sale, Christie's, London, March 13, 1929, lot 58); William Randolph Hearst (until 1939; his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 5–7, 1939, lot 303); 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