Centerpiece from set of Five Dessert Stands

Stands: English (London). Liners: Irish.
Stands: 1793–95. Liners: about 1800.
Marked by William Pitts, and Joseph Preedy


Dimensions

19.7 x 29.1 x 20 cm (7 3/4 x 11 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2296a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, lead glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Set of Five Dessert Stands (65.2292a-b-65.2296a-b) An oval wrought silver centerpiece, with faceted, octangular bordered, glass liner. Stand has four foliated legs terminating in claws and foliated stretchers. Embossed top rim.

Markings

Along the pierced edge?, lion passant; leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter u (1795/6).

Provenance

By 1952, with C. & H. Wartski, London; July 31, 1952, sold by C. & H. Wartski to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection