Dish

Sweetmeat Dish

English (London)
1745–46
Marked by Nicholas Sprimont (born in Liege, France, active in London) (1716–1771)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 4.2 x W. 19.9 x D. 15.1 cm (1 5/8 x 7 13/16 x 5 15/16 in.) Weight: 283.5 gm (9 oz 2 dwt)

Accession Number

1988.1074

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The heart-shaped dish, formed from sheet, has fluted edges and rests on three gadrooned ball feet. At the top of the heart, a cast cluster of entrusted shellwork is inset. The surface is buffed, and engraving has been removed from the underside.

Inscription

Engraved on underside "oz 8=15"

Markings

On underside, lion passant; maker's mark NS (Grimwade 2102); leopard's head crowned; date letter k.

Provenance

Estate of Victor George Henry Francis, fifth Marquess Conyngham, sold Christie's, London, February 10, 1938, lot 10; Maj. W. M. Tapp; A. G. Lewis collection by 1951, New York; Lent by Mrs. Sigmund Katz, 1973, The Jessie and Sigmund Katz collection. (Accession Date: November 30, 1988)

By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection