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Object Name: Waiter
Date: 1747/48
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 1 x 6 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 15.6 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Wrought silver waiter; flat, round dish with an applied, cast, scrolled lip and applied, cast, scrolled and shell rim; three cast molded pad feet; engraved on the base, "EVANS/ 1721" in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss M. Gertrude Deavenport in memory of her mother and sisters
Object Number: 1954.41
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Marks: engraved: on the base: "EVANS/ 1721" in block letters stamped: on the base: lion passant conforming, leopard's head crowned in a cartouche, "m" in a cartouche, "WP" conjoined in a heart

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This waiter originally belonged to Dorothy Evans. It was passed to her daughter Margaret Fee (b. 1758), who married Captain Clement Miller. The Millers passed it to their daughter Frances, who married Richard Farmer, who gave it to the donor.