Fish or Pudding Server

Irish (Dublin)
1777
Probably by Christopher Haines, Sr.


Object Place: Europe, Dublin, Ireland

Dimensions

W. 9.6 cm x L. 32.2 cm (3 3/4 x 12 11/16 in.); Weight: 107 gm (3 oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

39.817

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The server, formed from two pieces of wrought sheet, has a broad triangular blade, slightly dished, that is pierced overall with a pattern of ovals with crosses surrounded by a border of reversed triangles. The rim of the blade and handle are edged with a narrow bright-cut border. The Old English-style handle, joined to the blade with a fan-shaped boss, is arched and curved like a scoop around its long axis. An oval cartouche of bright-cut work contains the crest.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on end of stem, an unidentified crest (out of a ducal coronet a greyhound's head ermine).

Markings

On back of handle, date letter E; Hibernia; Paris mark for foreign work used 1819-38; maker's mark CH (Bennett p. 61, no. 69); harp crowned.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 14, 1939)

Credit Line

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