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Pair of spice boxes

Maker:
David Willaume I (British, 1658–1741)
Date:
1709–10
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.162a, b, .163a, b
Not on view
Inscription: On underside of .162: 9 = 16 (weight)

Marking: [1] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] Gothic O (London date letter for 1709–10);
[4] WI, fleur-de-lis below two mullets above, in shaped shield (maker's mark for David Willaume, entered 1697).

Location of marks:
On undersides
Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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