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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Maker's mark RC between pellets in dotted circle, British, English
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Charles II (1660-1685)
British, English
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
19.4 x 20.7 x 17 cm (7 5/8 x 8 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: on rim by handle: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • coat of arms: on side, engraved: The armorials are engraved on a patch and were probably added in the early twentieth century. The arms are those of the City of London.
  • hallmark: struck on top of cover: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: struck on rim by handle: RC [between pellets in dotted circle] [ Jackson, p. 137, line 8]
  • maker's mark: struck on top of cover: RC [between pellets in dotted circle] [Jackson, p. 137, line 8]
  • maker's mark: struck on handle: RC [between pellets in dotted circle] [Jackson, p. 137, line 8]
  • inscription: engraved on base, scratch weight: 36 oz.
Sold, [through Anonymous Sale, Christie's, London, June 15, 1927, lot 90]; to Herbert. Sold, [through Anonymous Sale, Christie's, London, July 24, 1929, lot 76]; to [Mallet, London] [1]. Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Of slightly tapering cylindrical form raised on three cast couchant lion and ball feet, the base applied with two bands of ropetwist, the ribbed tubular scroll handle with escutcheon-shaped terminal, the hinged low domed cover with ropetwist border and cast couchant lion thumbpiece; the front later engraved with a coat-of-arms, helm, supporters and motto within foliate scroll mantling.
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), pp. 64-65, cat. no. 29, repr. in b/w on pp. 64, details repr. pp. 64-65.

Exhibition History

French, English and American Silver: A Loan Exhibition in Honor of Russell A. Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 06/09/1956 - 07/15/1956

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 09/24/2019

Subjects and Contexts

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