English (London)
Marked by William Gibson


Overall: 20.6 x 33.7 cm (8 1/8 x 13 1/4 in.) Weight: 58 oz (1804g)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver (Britannia standard)

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)






Struck near rim with hallmarks (lion's head erased, Britannia, date letter for 1698-9) and with maker's mark of William Gibson.


About 1699, Christopher French and his wife, Margery Farrell French, Tyrone, County Galway, Ireland; by descent to their son, Christopher French and his wife, Olivia Usher French; by descent to Arthur French St. George (born Christopher French) and his wife Anne Bingham; by descent to Arthur French St. George and his wife Harriet St. Lawrence (d. 1830), Tyrone; until at least 1905, remained within the St. George family [see note 1]. By 1996, Alan and Simone Hartman, New York; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2001) (changes made as a result of a visit by Gordon St George Mark, June 16, 2009)

[1] The provenance of this monteith can be traced from 1699 until at least 1821 through the engraved coats-of-arms; see Christopher Hartop, The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver 1680-1760 from the Alan and Simone Hartman Collection (London: Thomas Heneage, 1996), pp. 254-257, cat. no. 57.

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund