Vegetable Covered Dish

English (London)
1820–21
Marked by Robert Hennell II (free 1785–retired 1833)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

18.5 x 24.9 x 33 cm (7 5/16 x 9 13/16 x 13 in.) Weight: 1,981.7 gm (63 oz 14 dwt)

Accession Number

1973.137a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The shallow rectangular dish has rounded corners with an applied cast border of fluting and scallop shells. The stepped, domed cover, raised from sheet, has a band of gadrooning and a detachable cast loop handle rising from a foliate rosette.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on each side of cover and body, the arms and crest of Hurd.

Markings

On side of dish, maker's mark RH (Grimwade 2332)(repeated on underside of cover and handle); lion passant (repeated on underside of cover and handle); leopard's head crowned; date letter e (repeated on underside of cover); sovereign's head(repeated on handle);on handle, possibly maker's mark WS.

Provenance

Lent by Mrs. Henry Lyman, May 1,1928, Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman