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R. F., London (active 1655–63)
British, London
Silver gilt
Overall (confirmed): 12 1/4 x 10 3/8 x 8 7/16 in., 65.133oz. (31.1 x 26.4 x 21.4 cm, 1846.5g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on garter: HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE

Inscribed on underside: 59-3-0 (weight)

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] C (London date letter for 1660–61);
[4] RF, two pellets above, one between, (partial strikes) (maker's mark).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on flagon near lip and on flat of cover
British Royal Jewel House (until 1808) ; the 7th Earl of Bridgewater (until 1810) ; his niece Sophia Hume (from 1810) ; her husband the Earl[s] of Brownlow (from 1810) ; their descendants the Earl[s] of Brownlow ; George A. Crawley (until 1927; sale, Sotheby's, London, May 10, 1927, no. 141) ; William Randolph Hearst (until 1938) ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. until February 7, 1961; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (1961–68; to MMA)
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