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Snuffers tray (part of a toilet service)

I. H., London (ca. 1683–84)
British, London
Silver gilt
Overall: H. 1 1/4 x W. 8 x D. 6 in., 8 oz. 1 dwt. (3.2 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm, 0.25kg)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (Monogram, underneath tray, in XIX century script, under an earl's coronet) E N (for Normanton)

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] I H, crown above, cinquefoil below (maker's mark, unidentified).

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on top, two at each end;
[3] under handle.
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)
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