Description The carefully worked, pierced relief of acanthus leaves and putti make this porringer (shallow bowl with a handle) a sophisticated example of English silversmith work. The London guild marks (indicating that the silver content was confirmed by a trade association) are for 1674-75, while the initials "R.C." are the maker's (otherwise unknown). Although Dutch maritime rivalries with England were fierce, by the mid-1670s, official connections were improved, and, in 1677, the "stadholder" Willem III would marry Mary, daughter of the future King James II of England. In this atmosphere, English luxury goods were a favored commodity.
|10/15/1963||Treatment||cleaned; coated; reconstructed|
- World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance Private collection; Walters Art Museum, 1962, by gift.
Credit Anonymous gift, 1962
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