- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- 20.3 x 21.9 x 16.2 cm (8 x 8 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- hallmark: struck on base: lion passant, leopard's head, date lettel
- hallmark: struck on cover: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
- maker's mark: struck on base: DG [with fleur-de lis in a lozenge] [Jackson, p. 136, line 15]
- maker's mark: struck on cover: DG [with fleur-de lis in a lozenge] [Jackson, p. 136, line 15]
- maker's mark: struck on handle: DG [with fleur-de lis in a lozenge] [Jackson, p. 136, line 15]
- hallmark: struck by handle: GR [under a crown] [Georgian excise mark]
- coat of arms: engraved, on base, probably 19th century: demi-griffin, wings outstreched, charged with an estoile
- Edwin Hale Abbot Jr., Cambridge, MA, bequest; to Fogg Museum, 1966.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Edwin H. Abbot
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Tapering cylindrical on raised domed spreading foot applied with a reeded rim, the lower part of the body chased with a band of alternating vertical acanthus leaves and almettes, the tubular scroll handle with scalloped square terminal; the hinged domed cover chased with a rose head, with cast entwined dolphin thumbpiece; the base engraved with a crest of a demi-griffin, wings outstretched, charged with an estoille.
The attribution of this mark to Dorothy Grant, the widow of William Grant, has been made by Ian Pickford. She is recorded as having an apprentice in 1679. Traditionally a lozenge- (diamond-) shaped punch, reminiscent of the heraldic shield borne by a lady, was used by women silversmiths working in England.
- Publication History
Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), p. 69, cat. no. 33, repr. on p. 69, detail repr. p. 69
- Exhibition History
32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 09/24/2019
- Subjects and Contexts
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