Dessert Stand

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


Dimensions

10.6 x 12.4 x 8.8 cm (4 3/16 x 4 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2295a-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). Wrought silver, with faceted glass. Coroneted rim liners: stands have four foliated legs supporting an ajouré gallery. Four curved brackets with a boss in the center join the legs and support the glass liner. The rim of the silver frame is a pierced gallery with husks along the lower edge.

Inscription

SCRATCHES: inside one leg, an illegible, cypher-like design is pricked

Markings

Along the pierced rim, maker's mark WP over IP with pellets between both (Grimwade 3272); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter s (1793/4).

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