Skewer

English (Chester)
1793–94
Marked by Robert Jones I (first mark entered 1786)


Object Place: Europe, Chester, England

Dimensions

W. 2.3 cm x L. 35.7 cm (7/8 x 14 1/16 in.); Weight: 104 gm (3 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

33.264

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The skewer is forged, with a tapering flat blade and, at the terminus, a ring.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on side opposite marks, below ring, the crest of Bagnall, Breach, Buggine, Burgoigne, Eyre, Welch, Welsh.
INSCRIPTIONS: scrathced below ring "4079", "1570 / SO1"

Markings

Below ring, maker's mark RI (Jackson, 1989, p. 401); sovereign's head; leopard's head crowned; city arms, lion passant; date letter s

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)