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Tazza

Maker:
Thomas Jenkins (active 1668–1708)
Date:
1682–83
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/4 × 12 1/2 in. (7 × 31.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.203
Not on view
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: Cut on flat edge of foot: lll

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] e in pointed shield (London date letter for 1682–83);
[4] TI, two escallop shells between, hinges together (maker's mark for Thomas Jenkins).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] On flat of top surface near lower edge of the pictorial compostition;
[2] inside pedestal part of foot
[ S. J. Shrubsole , New York, until April 2, 1969; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1969; to MMA)
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