Sideboard Dish

Irish (Dublin)
1702–03
Marked by Thomas Bolton (English, active 1851–1893)


Dimensions

H. 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.); D. 57.8 cm (22 3/4 in.) Weight: 4,309 gm (138 oz 10 dwt)

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The circular dish is raised and has a broad rim with an applied gadrooned (or knurled) border that is cast in several sections. There are four vent holes on the underside of the rim. An applied molded wire runs inside the border.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved in center, the Royal Arms and motto as borne by Queen Anne.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, "Melancholy - Septembr 16/ -1703-"

Markings

On underside of rim, date letter P; harp crowned; maker's mark TB (Bennett, p. 176, no. 477)

Provenance

Wark estate, sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 21, 1955, lot 271, [Stephen Ensko, Inc., New York]; Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for $5280 (includes 55.383). (Accession Date: June 9, 1955)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour