largest: 1 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 14 in. ( 3.8 x 54 x 35.6 cm )
Six graduated wrought silver platters; ovoid with raised sides and four flutes along the edges; applied, cast beaded bands around the rims; Lenox family crest engraved on the rims; maker's marks stamped along undersides.
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.; Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
Stamped on undersides of q-s is maker's hallmark "W * P/ I * P" in roman letters in elliptical surround, with lion passant in a chamfered rectangular surround; crowned leopard's head in shield surround; date/letter "u" in chamfered rectangular, and portrait bust of king in oval surround. Stamped on undersides of t-v is maker's mark "I * Y" in roman letters in a rectangular shield surround; lion passant in a chamfered rectangular surround; crowned leopard's head in shield surround; date/letter "k" in a chamfered rectangular surround; and portrait bust of king in oval surround.
These platters belonged to Robert Lenox (1759-1839) of New York.
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