Overall (confirmed): 27 x 27 in., 246 oz. 5.5 dwt. (68.6 x 68.6 cm, 7.66kg)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1972
Not on view
This monumental dish would have been displayed on a sideboard with a matching ewer. The royal arms engraved in the center suggest that it was issued by the Jewel Office, most likely as a perquisite to the writer Joseph Addison, who served as Secretary of State. The style of the richly molded border reflects the influence of French court style.
Inscription: Motto: DIEU ET MON DROIT
Marking:  ME, pellet between 2 billing (?) hooks, an ermine tail? above in shaped punch (maker's mark for Lewis Mettayer);  Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);  Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);  Roman capital B in pointed shield, London date letter for 1717-18.
Location of marks: On upper surface of rim, below arms.
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. ; to Irwin Untermyer, December 10, 1971 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1971–72; to MMA)