each overall: 5 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. ( 14 x 21.9 cm )
engraved: on the sides: "RS" in roman letters in a rectangle, a lion passant in a rectangle, a crowned leopard's head in a shield and "q" in a shield
Pair of wrought silver vegetable dishes; deep, circular bodies with curved sides and applied beaded bands around the rims; two, cast, hinged bail handles applied to the opposite sides of the bodies; circular, stepped, domed covers with applied beaded bands around the edges and around the centers; covers surmounted by cast, cauliflower finials; each engraved with the Lenox family crest on the covers and the bowls, a crowned lion passant on fess; maker's marks stamped on the sides.
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.; The 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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