Ewer

English (London)
1696–97
Marked by David Willaume I (British, 1658–about 1741)


Dimensions

Overall: 28.5 x 12.1 cm (11 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.) Weight: 48oz 4 dwt (1500g)

Accession Number

2001.128

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck on rim by handle with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1696-7) and with maker's mark of ?W in script in heart-shaped punch surmounted by a crown, possibly for David Willaume I, lion passant struck on top of foot

Provenance

June 28, 1993, sold by an anonymous owner at Christie's, London, lot 89. By 1960, Oscar Dusendschon, Geneva; November 17, 1960, sold by the Estate of Oscar Dusendschon at Sotheby's, London, lot 28. By 1991, Hilmar Reksten, Bergen, Norway; May 22, 1991, sold by Hilmar Reksten at Christie's, London, lot 142, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund