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Salver

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The small, raised, circular tray displays a cast border of molded cyma curves interspersed with seven abstracted shell motifs. It is supported by three cast, broad, quadriped feet. Subtle wear marks appear directly over each of the feet, evidence of regular use.

Inscription

Under salver "W / W * R" is engraved in shaded roman letters.

Marks

On top of the salver and near the border is stamped "S [pellet] E" over a device and within a shaped shield.

Provenance

According to the donor, the initials are those of William White (1717 – 1773) and Rebecca Stoddard (about 1723 – 1773) of Boston, Massachusetts, m. 1743. By descent to the anonymous donor.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

about 1740–1750

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 20 cm, 0.27 kg (1 x 7 7/8 in., 0.6 lb.)

Accession Number

1992.269

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware