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Patent Bell Caster

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Cruet set, including stand, three cruets, two castors, two spire stoppers, two pierced covers, and one cover with point. Pictured in R. Gleason & Sons, Dorchester Mass., 1866 [trade catalogue], Plate 9, No. 1828. Called a "Patent Bell Caster."

Marks

Marked with Massachusetts State Seal (Gleason & Sons mark 1851-1871) on base. Incised on base "1828/3"

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund

Cruet stand (part of a 10-piece set)

1851–71

Object Place

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Cruet stand: 33.7 x 17.8 cm (13 1/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

1989.678.1-6

Medium or Technique

Silver plate, glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware