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Possibly by Richard Brooke (active 1581–83)
British, London
Tigerware, silver gilt
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.)
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: EM (on finial); M (inside hinge strap)

Marking: [1] B (maker's mark, partly effaced, RB in monogram?);
[2] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] D in pointed shield (date letter for London 1581/2).

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on lower edge of lip band near handle
J. Pierpont Morgan ; J. P. Morgan Jr. (until 1947; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, November 6, 1947, no. 411); [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. (until 1958; to Irwin Untermyer, June 13, 1958) ] ; Irwin Untermyer (until 1958–68; to MMA)
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