Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
first half 18th century
Length (.57): 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Length (each, except .57): 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Not on view
Marking:  lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  LA, crown and mullet above, fleur-de-lis below (maker's mark, entered 1712);  PL, script, crown above, pellet between and below (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie, entered 1739).
Location of marks: (.55): ,  on back behind tines on either side of shell (.56–.60): ,  on back behind tines on either side of shell
George D. Widener ; and Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice (until 1958; to MMA)