Sponge box

Maker:
D.M. (unidentified)
Maker:
Possibly by Dorothy Manjoy
Date:
ca. 1725
Culture:
probably Irish
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.265
Not on view
Inscription: On underside of body: 11=4 (weight)

Marking: Struck on the underside of body, twice: D M cinquefoil below, two pellets above, in shaped punch (unidentified maker's mark)
Private Collection (until 1966; sale, Fine English and Foreign Silver and Plate, Sotheby's, London, November 3, 1966, no. 75); [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. (in 1966; to Irwin Untermyer, August 5, 1966) ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1966–68; to MMA)