Two-handled, flat round-cornered rectangular tray with raised, coved edge and applied cast rim of gadrooning interrupted by seven-lobed shells and leafy scrolls at center of sides and double shells at corners; no foot. Well obverse is engraved at center with an armorial device consisting of a crest depicting a right (dexter) arm cuffed holding a dagger or sword erect proper with a laurel wreath suspended from its tip above the gothic or Old English letters "H M\c/. K." Cast incurved bracket acanthus handles. Top right corner of underside is struck with five hallmarks, "W·B" in raised roman letters in clipped-corner rectangle, lion passant in clipped-corner shield, crowned leopard's head in clipped-corner round-bottom shield, the raised roman letter "a" in clipped-corner shield, and right-facing sovereign's head in profile in oval.
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Object Name
date made
1816 - 1817
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 55.3 cm x 35.9 cm; 21 3/4 in x 14 1/8 in
overall: 1 5/8 in x 21 7/8 in x 14 1/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 55.5625 cm x 35.8775 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Associated Place
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. William Duncan McKim
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