Dish

English (London)
1720–21
Marked by David Willaume I (British, 1658–about 1741)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 1.9 cm (3/4 in.); Diam of rim: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.); Weight: 201.3 gm (6 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1599

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The circular dish is raised with low sides divided into sixteen flutes and a scalloped border. A plain wire foot rim is applied to the underside.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the center of the dish, the arms of Sylvestre or Sylvester impaling Evans, Gwyn, Lloyd, Morgan, Stormyn, or Story.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside of the dish, 6, 10

Markings

On underside near rim, maker's mark WI (Grimwade 3192); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter E

Provenance

Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, March 7, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis