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Shallow elliptical box, almost vertical rim, curved sides embossed with four medallions divided by gadroons and acanthus leaves, band of reeding below; domed bottom; on four scrolled feet. High domed cover has delicate edging on moulded rim, band of reeding (cracked) midway to flattened top...

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Inscription

Engraved S/ GM on front medallion

Marks

Initials "EW" above a fleur-de-lis in a shaped shield twice each on rims and cover

Provenance

Original owners unknown; Gurdon and Mary (Whittingham or Withington) Saltonstall of Boston and New London, Connecticut, m. Nov. 13, 1712; 1913 lent by Miss Lydia C Head to MFA; 1915, returned; by 1936, to Philip L Spalding; 1936 temporary loan of Mr Spalding to MFA; 1940, transfered to Mrs. Spalding; 1942, gift of Mrs. Spalding and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 1942)

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding

about 1702

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 69

Dimensions

Overall (h x w x d): 17 x 21.6 x 14.6 cm (6 11/16 x 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.); 22 oz., 15 1/2 dwt.

Accession Number

42.251

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware