Description: gadroon-bordered oval, on four scroll feet, the body engraved on one side with a coat-of-arms, motto and supporters below a viscount's coronet, the crested detachable cover with pomegranate finial
Dimensions: 33.5cm., 13 1/4in. wide over handles
Condition Report: Hallmarks clear to underside clear, cover unmarked. Engraved arms a little worn but clear. Wear and pitting to embellished points, the finial with a couple of small breaks in the applied leaf-work. The cover does not sit flush to the body, a little tight. Liner is absent and there are is a bruise to the interior where one foot has been bruised in. Generally good overall.
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