Monteith

English (London)
1685–86
Probably by George Garthorne


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.); Weight 782.5 gm (25 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

1975.711

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The Monteith rests on a low molded foot. The gently sloping sides are divided into eight panels separated by strips with a matted surface. The panels are decorated with flat-chased chinoiserie figures, foliage, and architectural ruins. The rim of the bowl is scalloped and reinforced on the outside with a border of applied foliage. The bowl is raised from a single sheet with chased ribs dividing the panels. The foot is formed of two seamed pieces. The underside of the bowl is extensively pitted and the foot has been crudely reattached.

Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on side panel, the crest of Cayley

Inscriptions: Engraved on base, 27-3-o

Markings

On underside of base, maker's mark GG a pellet below (Jackson, 1921, p. 142; rev. ed. 1989, p. 139); leopard's head crowned; date letter H; lion passant

Provenance

Purchased by Mrs. Andrew B. McClary from Louis Wine, Ltd., Dublin, Gift of Mrs. Andrew B. McClary, December 10, 1975.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Andrew B. McClary