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Cruet Stand

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The cruet stand rests on a cinquefoil base formed from sheet that stands on five claw-and-ball feet. Ten cut-glass bottles and casters, each with a silver cover, are contained in short cylinders of various sizes, pierced with trellis design and with gadrooned edges. The cylinders, formed from...

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Inscription

Engraved on bottle covers, Tarragon, Pepper, Elder, Soy, Cheroque, scratched on underside of base, 13090.

Marks

On underside of stand, maker's mark ID (Grimwade 3630)(repeated on each pierced cylindar); date letter E; lion passant (repeated on each pierced cylindar); leopard's head crowned.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1760–61

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.); Diameter of frame: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.172.1-11a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, glass

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver