Maker Thomas Farren, English, active 1707 - died 1743
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Date between 1726 and 1727
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 5 1/4 × 5 1/4 × 3/4 inches, 7.1 ounces (13.3 × 13.3 × 1.9 cm, 201.3 g)
Credit Line Anonymous bequest
Accession Number 62.91.1
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View British S3BB, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Maker's mark, on bottom near edge: T.F [above a star and below a diamond (?), enclosed in a quatrefoil]
Mark, on bottom edge: [lion passant
Mark, on bottom edge: [leopard's head crowned, partially visible
Mark, on bottom edge: L [date letter for 1726/27]
(Tiffany & Co., New York);
private collection, Detroit;
1962-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
You, Yao-Fen. “From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed., Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, p. 33; 45 (ill.); 129, cat. 38.