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Large, oval serving dish with shallow, flat well and raised, shaped edge having an applied cast rim of four bracket-like segments decorated with acanthus and C scrolls of fruit and four sets of three scallops with a central triple ruffled shell flanked by flowers. Opposite sides of edge are engraved with an armorial device, both facing inward, consisting of a quatrefoil cartouche formed by ruffled and foliate C scrolls containing a coat of arms Argent and azure, chevron engrailed counterchanged between two escalloped shells, and on chief, a four-masted ship in full sail. Underside of edge is struck with four hallmarks facing in, a lion passant in clipped-corner shield, uncrowned leopard's head in clipped-corner triangular shield, raised roman letter "g" in clipped-corner shield, and sovereign's head in profile facing right in oval; maker's mark of "BS" in raised roman letters in a rectangle faces out.
Currently not on view
date made
1822 - 1823
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 16 5/8 in x 13 in; 2.54 cm x 42.2275 cm x 33.02 cm
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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