This tazza is finely chased with figures in a Chinese landscape. This type of ornament was briefly popular in the 1680s and may have been the work of a single workshop in London that decorated wares obtained from other goldsmiths.
Inscription: lll (three parallel cuts on the flat edge of foot)
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);  Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);  e in pointed shield, London date letter for 1682-83;  TI, two escallop shells between, hinges together (maker's mark).
Location of marks: - On flat of top surface near lower edge of the pictorial compostition;  inside pedestal part of foot
[ S. J. Shrubsole ; to Irwin Untermyer, April, 2,1969 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)