Bowl, George Wickes (British, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 1698–1761 Thurston, Suffolk), Silver-gilt, British, London

Bowl

Maker:
George Wickes (British, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 1698–1761 Thurston, Suffolk)
Date:
1744/45
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver-gilt
Dimensions:
3 × 6 3/8 in. (7.6 × 16.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.131.33
Not on view
The arms of William Anne Capel (1732–1799), fourth Earl of Essex, are engraved at the center of this bowl, which was probably part of a tea set. The small scale of the cast and applied shell decoration is characteristic of Wickes's Rococo work.
Inscription: Engraved inside bottom: Arms of Capel

Marking: [1] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Leopard's head (London assay office mark);
[3] Lower case i (London date letter for 1744–45);
[4] GW in gothic letters, three plumed coronet, in shaped reserve (maker's fourth mark for George Wickes).

Location of marks:
All on underside
Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1970; to MMA)