Brazier

English (London)
1743–44
Richard Gurney and Co. (company mark 1734)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

10.7 X 32.3 cm (4 3/16 X 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.139

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Each brazier rests on three scrolled legs with flared scallop feet that are cast in several sections. The raised circular bowl has a broad flaring rim and a sunken well at the base, at the top of which is a pierced gallery. The rim is pierced and chased on the outside with C-scrolls and shells. At the center of the bowl is a removable pierced disk formed of sheet, threaded through the base of the bowl with a silver bolt and nut. A turned wooden handle is attached to a horizontal silver nozzle at he top of one leg.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on each handle, an unidentified crest (a ship in full sail).

Markings

On underside of each and on underside of each removable plate, leopard's head crowned; date letter h; maker's mark RG with T above and C below, (Grimwade 2325); lion passant.

Provenance

Estate of Mrs. Theodore Lyman, lent by Mrs. Henry Lyman in 1931, Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman