Object Place: Europe, London, England
12.7 x 17.5 x 10.1 cm (5 x 6 7/8 x 4 in.) Weight: 260.8 gm (8 oz 8 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The elliptical body with curved tapering sides has panels of fluting on either side of the handles. It is formed of seamed sheet with an inset base. The panels in the center of each side and behind the handles are engraved with bright-cut floral sprays. The squared handles are formed of reeded wire. The surface is extremely worn.
Engraved on side, MD; engraved on underside, 1802.
Near handle, maker's mark PB/AB/WB (Grimwade 2141); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter E.
Martha Coffin (1783-1832) of Salem, Massachusetts, who married Richard Derby, by descent through the family to her great-great-granddaughter; Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)
Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee