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Caster

English (London)
1727–28
Marked by Paul Crespin (1694–1770 English), Marked by Abraham Buteaux


Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm (8 11/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.) Weight: no. 1: 25 oz 15dwt (803 g) no. 2: 26 oz 2 dwt (813 g)

Accession Number

2001.33.1a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard), gilt

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck under bases with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1727-8) and maker's mark Paul Crespin. On one of the casters, mark of Abraham Buteaux overstruck by Crespin mark.

Provenance

Made for Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773). About 1985, with Spink & Son Ltd, London. Kerry Packer; By 1996, most probably sold by Kerry Packer to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund