Shell Dish

1767-1768 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Shell salt, one of a pair, in the form of a scallop shell resting on two feet in the form of snail shells. Engraved with a crest.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver, raised.
Brief Description
Shell dish, silver, London hallmarks for 1767-68, mark of William Plummer.
Physical Description
Shell salt, one of a pair, in the form of a scallop shell resting on two feet in the form of snail shells. Engraved with a crest.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.9cm
  • Width: 10.6cm
  • Depth: 12.7cm
  • Weight: 67.9g
  • Weight: 2.18troy
Style
Production typesmall batch
Marks and Inscriptions
  • London hallmarks for 1767-68
  • Mark of William Plummer
  • Engraved crest, a tree from which hangs a shield. (Unidentified)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Claude D. Rotch
Object history
Bequest - Mrs M V Cunliffe

Acquisition RF: 62 / 3371
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
M.15-1963 (Pair)
Collection
Accession Number
M.15A-1963

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record createdSeptember 10, 2004
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