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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.83
People
Maker’s mark IR, British, English
Title
Skewer
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Work Type
skewer
Date
1756-1757
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
George II (1727-1760)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229273
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.)
79 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: near terminal, struck: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • (not assigned): near terminal, struck: IR [under a crown in a square-shaped punch] [unidentified]
  • (not assigned): engraved: B
Provenance
Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.114.83
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Of plain tapering form with ring terminal, engraved, in the nineteenth century, with the initial B in Gothic script.
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. 162, cat. no. 148, repr. p. 162.

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