Overall: 6 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. ( 15.9 x 39.1 cm )
Wrought silver and gilt ice cream dish in an Indian design; shallow, almost flat, circular body with a wide, lobed rim; each lobe repoussé chased with clovers, thistle or flowers; foliate trefoil motifs are applied at the top of the rim at each plain division; the wrought initials, "M L M" are applied to the rim on one side and the Hungerford (Mrs. Mackay's) family coat of arms topped by a crown and thistle are applied to the opposite side of the rim; interior of the bowl is gilt with an etched and lightly engraved, scalloped ring of flowers; bowl seated on a molded footring with an applied Chinese fret-work and Indian floral apron; four elephant trunk feet with chased Asian flowers and vines are applied to the underside of the apron; maker's mark and object number on the base.
Gift of Mr. John Mackay
wrought: applied to rim: "M L M" in foliate roman letters
stamped: on the base: "TIFFANY & Co/ 4878 MAKERS 5635/ STERLING-SILVER/ 925-1000/ M"
engraved: on the base: "207/ _/ 5"
Marie Louise Hungerford Mackay (1843-1928) and John William Mackay (1831-1902); to their son Clarence Hungerford Mackay (1874-1938), who married Katherine Duer (1872-1930); to their son John William Mackay (1907-1988), the donor.
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