each overall: 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 1.9 x 24.8 cm )
Silver Weight: e) 17 oz (troy) 6 dwt (538 g)
Silver Weight: f) 17 oz
Twelve wrought silver dinner plates; circular with raised sides and shaped, five lobed edges with applied, cast beaded bands; each engraved with the Lenox family crest, a crowned lion passant on fess; maker's marks stamped on the bases.
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.; Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
Stamped on reverse sides of all dishes: "I * Y" in roman letters in rectangular surround; lion passant in shield surround; crowned leopard's head in shield surround; portrait bust of king in oval surround. Date/letter "k" in shield surround
stamped on plates "e"-"n". Date/letter "l" stamped on plates "o" and "p".
Robert Lenox (1759-1839), who married Rachel Carmer (1763-1843); probable descent, to their daughter Rachel Carmer Lenox (b. 1792), who married David Sproat Kennedy (1791-1853); to their son James Lenox Kennedy (1823-1864), who married Cornelia Van Rensselaer (1836-1864); to their son Henry Van Rensselaer Kennedy (1863-1912), who married Marian Robbins (1862-1946); to their daughter Rachel Lenox Kennedy Porter (1887-1962), who married (2nd) Graeme Donald (1884-1928); consigned by Mrs. Graeme Donald to Robert Ensko Inc., New York City; purchased in 1937 by Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr., the donor.
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