Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Height (.229, .230): 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); Height (.231): 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed: Nec cupias nec metuas
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);  Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);  e in shaped shield (London date letter for 1740–41);  PL in script, dot between, pellet below, crown above in shaped shield (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie).
Location of marks: On underside of the body of all three pieces; no marks on the covers.
[ sale, The Valuable Silver and Silver-gilt..., Christie's, London , April 4, 1895, lots 87-89 ] ; William Randolph Hearst (until 1965) ; Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)