Height: 46.4 cm (18 1/4 in.); Width: 58.4 cm (23 in.)
Medium or Technique
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
The tri-form pedestal base rests on voluted water leaves and supports three winged Greco-Egyptian sphinxes modeled in the round. From the backs of the sphinxes rises the central platform, which is applied on the three incurved faces with panels chased with classical scenes, and from which rises a truncated column of palm leaves, supporting a central dish ornamented with classical anthemia and egg-and-dart moldings. Three tri-part foliate scroll branches spring from the palm trunk, the lower part terminating in a Bacchic mask and the other two supporting two-light candle branches. The round, shallow dish is engraved at center with the arms of Kirkcaldy quartering Kinnaird and another, impaling Fitzgerald, for Charles, 8th Baron Kinnaird (1780-1826) and his wife, Lady Olivia-Letitia-Catherine Fitzgerald (d. 1858), the daughter of 2nd Duke of Leinster, whom he married in 1806.