Marked by Thomas Bolton (English, active 1851–1893)
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
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
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.
ARMORIALS: engraved in center, the Royal Arms and motto as borne by Queen Anne.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, "Melancholy - Septembr 16/ -1703-"
On underside of rim, date letter P; harp crowned; maker's mark TB (Bennett, p. 176, no. 477)
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour