Plateau

English (London)
1749–50
Marked by Paul Crespin (1694–1770)


Dimensions

Overall: 5.6 x 59 x 47 cm (2 3/16 x 23 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.) Weight: 134 oz (4167g)

Accession Number

2001.70

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck on reverses with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1749-50) and with maker's mark of Paul Crespin.

Provenance

Probably made for Philip, 2nd Earl Stanhope (1714-1786); after his death, by descent within Stanhope family until 1960. October 26, 1960, sold by Earl Stanhope at Christie's, London, lot 170. Hilmar Reksten, Bergen, Norway; May 22, 1991, sold by Hilmar Reksten at Christie's, London, lot 144, 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