Overall: 4 x 10 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 26.4 x 22.2 cm )
stamped: on the base: "I * Y" in a rectangle in roman letters, a lion passant in a rectangle, crowned leopard's head in a shield, "k" in a chamfered rectangle
Wrought silver George III entree dish with a Sheffield plate cover; shallow, oblong body with incurved corners and raised sides; cast, applied beaded band around the rim; engraved in the center with the Lenox family crest, a crowned lion passant on fess; maker's marks stamped on the base; Sheffield plated, domed cover in the form of the dish with an applied loop handle with oval joint in the center; engraved with the Lenox family crest, no maker's marks.
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.; Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
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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