Inscription: engraved in center: [coat of arms, crest and motto: "OCCASIONEM COGNOSG[sic]E" of Lowell family]
lightly scratched on underside: 10 [pellet] 18 ; 1752 (scratched through) ; 1617
lightly scratched on underside of foot: 10 - 19 - 0
Marking: marked on top: IC / fleur de lis (in heart-shaped surround)
Probably Reverend John Lowell (1704–1767), Boston, MA; by descent to James Burnett Lowell (1873–1947); sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1941.