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Circular moulded flaring base, concave sides; gadrooned band on shoulder surrouneding shallow circular salt receptable with moulded edge.


Engraved SM in block letters on the side, for Sarah Middlecott


IC fleur-de-lis below in shaped heart in bowl


Sarah Standish Payne (1639-1726); by descent to Harriet A Hill (1); July 9, 1914, lent by Miss Hill to MFA; 1915, gift of Miss Hill to MFA. (Accession date: July 15, 1915) 1: Sarah (Winslow) Standish Payne, third marriage 1672 to Richard Middlecott; their daughter Sarah (b. 1678), m. Louis Boucher 1702; their daughter Sarah (b. 1705), m. John Foye; their daughter Elizabeth (b. 1735), m. David Munroe of Lexington, Massachusetts; their daughter Abigail (b. 1771), m. Willard Brigham of Marlborough, Massachusetts; their daughter Abigail (b. May 22, 1807) married at Rindge, New York, October 12, 1836, to Joseph Hill, West Cambridge, Massachusetts; their daughter Harriet A Hill.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Harriet A. Hill in memory of her mother, Abigail Brigham Hill


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 45


Overall (h x dia. at base): 5.4 x 8.4 cm (2 1/8 x 3 5/16 in.)

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Silver hollowware