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Cruet holder or "magic caster"

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Marked "PATENTED DEC. 1 1857" in arch at top. Doors revolve open with a twist of the knob, revealing glass cruet bottles in interior compartments.

Marks

Marked "PATENTED DEC. 1 1857" in arch at top. Incised "1620" and marked with Massachusetts State Seal (Gleason & Sons mark 1851-1871)

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund

1857–71

Object Place

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

55.88 x 22.22 x 22.22 cm (22 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.23

Medium or Technique

Silver plate, cut glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware