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Casket

Maker:
James Fraillon (active 1706–1727/28)
Date:
1716–17
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Width: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.160
Not on view
Marking: [1] Roman letter A (London date letter for 1716–17);
[2] Fr, a mullet below (maker's mark for James Fraillon);
[3] Lion's head erased (London mark);
[4] Britannia, seated (English silver standard mark).

Location of marks:
On outside of base casket and inside of cover
Lt. Col. H.B.L. Hughes (until 1929; sale, Sotheby's, London, June 13, 1929, no. 89) ; William Randolph Hearst , St. Donat's Castle, Wales (until 1937; sale, Sotheby's, London , November 17, 1937, no. 58); Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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