Inscription: engraved on handle in shaded roman: G [device] E / S [device] G / 1776
engraved on bowl opposite handle in shaded gothic: J, G, G, / 1869
Marking: marked inside center of bowl: J [pellet] AUSTIN (in rectangle)
[note- bottom of J is partially effaced.]
Julia Gardiner Gorham (Mrs. J.D. Brannan) (b. 1848), 1869; sold to Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1921; bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1933.