Charger

English (London)
1713–14
John Bache


Dimensions

Overall: 61 cm (24 in.) Weight: 180 oz (5603 g)

Accession Number

2001.26

Medium or Technique

Silver (Britannia standard), gilt

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck on reverse with hallmarks (lion's head erased, Britannia, date letter of 1713-14) and with maker's mark of John Bache

Provenance

1713/1714, made for Thomas Wentworth (b. 1672 – d. 1739), 1st Earl of Strafford and 3rd Baron Raby; by descent within the family; 1859, stored with other pieces of Wentworth silver at Glyn, Mills, and Co. bank, London; 1963, removed from the bank; June 27, 1963, consigned anonymously (presumably by the familial descendants of Thomas Wentworth), Sotheby's, London, lot 51. June 25, 1969, International Publishing Corporation sale, Christie's, London, lot 114. By 1972, Hilmar Reksten, Bergen, Norway; May 22, 1991, Hilmar Reksten sale, Christie's, London, lot 127, probably to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

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