Ecuelle

English (London)
1729–30
Marked by Thomas Farren (free 1707, died in 1743)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 9.7 cm x W. 29.9 cm x D. 18.2 cm (3 13/16 x 11 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.);Weight: 927 gm (29 oz 16 dwt)

Accession Number

33.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The shallow bowl of circular form, raised from sheet, has two flat cast handles of geometric openwork design. The raised domed cover has an applied gadrooned rim and a cut-card foliate pattern radiating from the center, where a cast gadrooned finial is placed.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on both handles, crest of Fellowes (GG--an earlier one hasbeen erased, this prob late 18th, early 19th).
INSCRIPTIONS: on bottom, later engraving,"R Ford to JR"
SCRATCHES: on bottom, 30=16; 15=4 (with an X across it). One handle, No48=29-19. Under lid, No48=29-19; 15-8-1/2.

Markings

On underside, maker's mark TF(Grimwade 2749); leopard's head crowned; date letter O; lion passant (repeated on underside of one handle).

Provenance

Sold Christie's, London, May 21, 1930, lot 83; Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)