Handleless covered vase on a nearly flat, stepped circular foot decorated with repousse chased arabesques on a snakeskin or textured ground bordered by lobe-and-leaf bands; low-domed cover is topped by a ball-and-acanthus-leaf finial or knop and has three cast swags of fruit and flowers suspended from bowknots applied to its rim. Cover struck once on collar exterior with a lion rampant in clipped-corner shield. Vase struck with four marks on underside of flat bottom, "I*D" in raised serif letters in a rectangle, a crowned leopard's head in shield, lion rampant in shield, and raised gothic or end english "C" in shield, all with clipped corners. Red-bordered white paper labels adhered to inside of lid and underside of vase are inscribed (in blue ink) "1758 London / John Deacon / [a] silver vase / [is] very rare".

Date Made: 1758

Previous Owner: Pell, Alfred Duane

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.0339Catalog Number: 60.0339Accession Number: 225282

Object Name: vase

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 7/8 in x 5 in; 27.6225 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_301079

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