Monteith

Glass cooler

English (London)
1754–55
Marked by William Grundy (first mark entered 1743)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

22.2 X 26.4cm (8 3/4 X 10 3/8 in.) Weight: 2,019.9 gm (65 oz 14 dwt)

Accession Number

68.67

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The vessel has a bombé body and rests on a domed, spreading foot with a band of chased scrolls and flowers around the rim. The foot is formed of sheet, raised and chased, with an applied square wire around the rim. The body of the vessel is raised from sheet and has chased swags of flowers aligned with the shaped, notched rim. The rim is decorated with cast flowers, scrolls, and shells applied against a matted ground.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the side, arms, crest, and motto of Livingston quartering Hepburn and Callender, for Robert G. Livinston, (1749-1787)
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved around inside of foot, "Robt. G. Livingston Junr."; scratched around inside of foot, "a present from his Grandmother To-".
scratched on underside of bowl, "oz 64 = dwt 18"; scratched on underside of foot, "64=18 @ 8/0 sterling". scratched four times around underside of foot, "1755".

Markings

On underside of bowl, maker's mark WG (Grimwade 3147); leopard's head crowned; date letter t; lion passant.

Provenance

Robert Gilbert Livingston (1749-1787), husband of Margaret Hude; by descent to their daughter Cornelia Beekman Livingston (d. 1847), wife of John Crooke; by descent to their son Philip Schuyler Crooke, husband of Margaret Caton; by descent to their daughter Susanna, wife of John Henry Bergen, by descent to their son Philip Crooke Bergan, husband of Helen Louisa Drowne; by descent to their daughter Mary Helen, wife of Samuel St. John Morgan; 1968, gift of Mrs. St. John Morgan to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1968)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. St. John Morgan