Monteith

Description
Raised circular bowl with crenelated top edge on a domed and stepped circular foot. Applied cast rim features eight ribbed notches separated by eight pairs of C-scrolls with a wavy-haired putti's mask at their centers. Eight, chased and repousse volutes of overlapping pairs of leaves on bowl form spiraling panels with pendant acanthus. Two panels on opposite side are engraved with armorial devices, one with the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom and the other with those of Egerton, consisting of two collared and chained wolves supporting a shield-shaped escutcheon with quartered coat of arms, the first and fourth Barry of eight with cross flory sable and the second and third Azure with three laurel leaves, a collared and chained wolf passant crest and the motto "FRANGAS NON FLECTES". Three hallmarks to upper left of Royal arms, the raised gothic or Old English letter "K" in shield, lion passant guardant in shield, and crowned leopard's head in round-bottom shield; cast rim applied over maker's mark. Underside of rounded bottom struck with an incuse five-arm or -petal motif; centerpunch visible.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
monteith
date made
1765
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.9 cm x 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm; 6 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in x 7 in
overall: 6 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 26.67 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
DL*60.0338
catalog number
60.0338
accession number
225282
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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