Two Chafing Dishes

English (London)
1749–50
Marked by William Cripps (free 1738–died in 1766)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

11.4 x 23.6 cm (4 1/2 x 9 5/16 in.) Weight: 439.4 gm (14 oz 3 dwt) Weight: 456.4 gm (14 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

65.263a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Each bombé dish has a flaring rim that is pierced with quatrefoils and stylized foliage with an applied wire molding. The dish is raised, with a sunken center, and rests on four cast scrolled legs. A cylindrical socket supports the turned wooden handle. There is considerable wear to the surface and several breaks in the piercing.

Inscription

Engraved on underside of each: "I / E * D"; "H / O * W" (twice); "M . I"

Markings

On underside of each, maker's mark WC (Grimwade 3056);date letter o; leopard's head crowned; lion passant.

Provenance

According to tradition, Edward Jackson (1707-1757) and his wife, Dorothy Quincy Jackson, by descent to their daughter, Mary Jackson (d. 1804), to her grandson, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), to his grandson Edward Jackson Holmes, Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection. (Accession Date: March 10, 1965)

Credit Line

The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes