Footed dish

English (London)
1619–20
Marked by CB


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.); Diameter 23 cm (9 1/16 in.); Weight 361.2 gm (11 oz 12 dwt)

Accession Number

61.184

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The dish rests on a spool-shaped foot that is stamped around the rim with an ovolo pattern. The foot has alternating oval panels of piercing and flat-chasing. The circular dish has a slightly domed center, curved sides, and a broad flat rim. It is pierced and chased overall with panels of fruit and foliage enclosing putto heads. The rim is similarly chased and pierced with a band of foliage. The dish is raised, embossed, chased, and pierced. The rim has been strengthened by the addition of a thin band to the underside. The foot is raised, pierced, and chased.

Inscription

Armorials: Engraved in center, the arms of Langworthy of Bath, Somerset, differenced with a crescent for a second son, and the motto Vetuste Digne

Markings

On rim, maker's mark CB in monogram in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 107; rev. ed. 1989, p. 103); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter B

Provenance

April 4, 1922, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, lot 106. May 5, 1937, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, lot 105. By 1961, Mrs. R. Makower; March 16, 1961, posthumous Makower sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 133, sold to Thomas Lumley Ltd., London; 1961, sold by Thomas Lumley to the MFA for £1,250. (Accession Date: April 12, 1961)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour