Mirror with cresting (part of a toilet service),

William Fowle

Not on view

Public Domain

Object Details

Maker: William Fowle (1658–1684, active 1681–84)

Date: 1683–84

Culture: British, London

Medium: Silver gilt

Dimensions: Overall, assembled (confirmed): H. 22 7/16 x W. 20 1/4 in. (57 x 51.4 cm)
Overall mirror (confirmed): H. 16 7/16 x W. 20 1/4 in. (41.8 x 51.4 cm)
Overall cresting (confirmed): H. 6 x W. 20 1/4 in., 17 oz. 14 dwt. (15.2 x 51.4 cm, 0.55 kg.)

Classification: Metalwork-Silver

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1963

Accession Number: 63.70.1a, b

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Small black letter f (date letter for 1683–84);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] W F, double bowknot above, cinquefoil below (maker's mark for William Fowle);
[5] tiny mark, almost unidentifiable.

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on each of the four sections of the frame (some partly obliterated), and on cresting.
Lord Swaythling , London ; Lord Astor of Hever ; [ Important Old English and French Silver, Christie, Manson and Woods , London, May 15, 1963, no. 108; to Phillips ] ; J. Phillips (from 1963)