Dish Cross

English (London)
about 1795
Probably by Richard Meach


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

8.7 x 29 cm (3 7/16 x 11 7/16 in.) Weight: 388.4 gm (12 oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

63.198

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The dish cross in constructed of a central disk pierced with diaperwork securing two heavy wire circles, each with two projecting arms. The four arms, formed of square wire, have adjustable sliding feet of cast scrolls and shells. The angle of the cross can be changed by pivoting the two central circles, and the position of the feet can be adjusted by sliding the openwork bracket.

Markings

On two of the four arms, maker's mark RM (possibly Grimwade 2367); lion passant (repeated on each of the four feet).

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1963)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan