Two-handled covered bowl

English
1672–73
Marked by TI


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); W. 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.); Weight 686 gm (22 oz 1 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1565a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The low rounded bowl rests on three claw-and-ball feet. The underside of the bowl is undecorated; the sides are embossed and chased with twelve teardrop-shaped lobes interspersed with acanthus leaves. The C-shaped handles are modeled with the bust of a woman and scrolls. The removable cover is slightly domed and is embossed around the rim with teardrop-shaped lobes similar to those on the body of the bowl. The center of the cover is filled with a naturalistically modeled, chased, and embossed flower. The body and cover of the bowl are raised, embossed, and chased. The handles and feet are cast. The feet and handles have been reattached to the body. At the center of the cover a large patch of solder is visible on the inside, where a finial must have been attached. The surface has been mechanically buffed and may originally have been gilt.

Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on rim of cover and rim of bowl, the rests of Charlton and Lechmere for the Lechmere-Charlton family

Markings

On rim of cover and rim of bowl, maker's mark TI between scallops in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 130; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter P

Provenance

C. Coltman Rogers, Esq., Stanage Park, Shropshire, England [see note 1]; Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London; 1930, sold by Walter H. Willson, Ltd. to Frank Brewer Bemis ; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Notes:
[1] According to a letter, dated January 31, 1930, from Walter H. Willson to Frank Bemis. Please note that this has not been verified.

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis