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Ca. 1815
Origin: England, Sheffield or Birmingham
Diam: 7 7/8"; Diam.(base): 4"; OH: 4 1/4"
Fused silverplate (Sheffield Plate)
Bequest of Dr. Lowry Dale Kirby.
Acc. No. 1991-1272
Round stepped trumpet-shaped hollow foot supports flat round dish with reeded edge.
Label:All of these objects are engraved or stamped with “IHS”, which is a Christogram or an abbreviation of the Greek name of Jesus. This symbol is widely used in many Christian denominations.
Provenance:ex. collection Dr. Lowry Dale Kirby
Inscription(s):Engraved "IHS" with medallion.