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Cruet Set

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The cruet set is composed of a frame that holds a large silver caster, two smaller casters, and two faceted glass bottles with removable silver stoppers. The base of the frame, formed from sheet and strengthened on the underside with five wire rings, rests on four scrolled legs with shell feet....

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved in cartouche on stand and in cartouches on each of the three casters, the arms of Wheelwright impaling Apthorp, for Nathaniel Wheelwright who married Ann, daughter of Charles Anthrop of Boston. On covers of cruet bottles, an unidentified crest (a wolf's head). INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside ofstand, oz / 35-2. "Mark b Young". scratched under base of each caster, 38 " 10 " 0.

Marks

On underside of the stand and on underside of each caster, maker's mark SW (Grimwade 2666) (repeated on bezel of each cover and on handle); lion passant (repeated on bezel of each cover and on handle); leopard's head crowned; date letter m

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik to the MFA for The M. and M. Maxim Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts. (Accession Date: January 19, 1939)

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

English (London), 1747–48

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 18.2 cm x W. 21.6 cm x D. 21.2 cm (7 3/16 x 8 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.); Weight: 2,480.6 gm (79 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

39.83.1-6a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver