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Bowl

Maker:
George Wickes (British, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 1698–1761 Thurston, Suffolk)
Date:
1744/45
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver-gilt
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Gr. Diam. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.131.33
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 510
The arms of William Anne Capel (1732–1799), fourth Earl of Essex, are engraved at the center of this bowl, which was probably part of a tea set. The small scale of the cast and applied shell decoration is characteristic of Wickes's Rococo work.
Inscription: Engraved inside bottom: Arms of Capel

Marking: [1] Lion passant;
[2] Leopard's head;
[3] Lower case i (London date letter for 1744–45);
[4] GW in gothic letters, three plumed coronet, in shaped reserve (maker's fourth mark)

Location of marks:
All on underside
Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1970; to MMA)
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