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Tazza

Maker:
Pierre Platel (1664–1719, active England 1699–1719)
Date:
1710–11
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
3 1/8 × 12 in. (7.9 × 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.68
Not on view
Inscription: Scratched on underside of tazza top: 39-41 [or 39-4, the next mark possibly only a scratch]

Marking: [1] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Court hand letter p (London date letter for 1710–11);
[3] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] PL, mullet above, fleur-de-lis below (incomplete strike) (maker's mark for Pierre Platel, entered 1699).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on underside of tazza;
[3], [4] on underside of base.
George D. Widener ; and Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice (until 1958; to MMA)
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