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Fish platter

Object Number: 
1951.314
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 31 3/4 x 17 7/8 in. ( 4.8 x 80.6 x 45.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the base: over the center punch, "[?]/ L D/ DOUBLE" engraved: on the rim: Livingston family arms engraved on the rim, shield divided into four quadrants, 1 and 4 three gilly flowers, 2 quartered, 1 and 4 chevron with a rose of the field betwe
Description: 
Wrought silver plate fish platter; oval, bowl-shaped body with an applied concave rim with an applied reeded band around the edge; Livingston family arms engraved on the rim, shield divided into four quadrants, 1 and 4 three gilly flowers, 2 quartered, 1 and 4 chevron with a rose of the field between two lions passant, 2 and 3 three martlets, 3 bend between six billets, surmounted by a ship of three masts and a banner below inscribed, "SPERO MELIORA" in roman letters; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This fish platter belonged to the Livingston family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group