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Cruet Stand

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The cruet set consists of a large caster, a pair of smaller casters, and two faceted glass bottles that rest in cinquefoil frame. The base of the frame is formed from sheet, with wire circles applied to the underside of the base outlining the compartment for each caster. It rests on four cast...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved in cartouche on stand, and in all three casters, the arms of Faneuil. engraved on the silver cruet caps, the crest of Faneuil.

Marks

On underside of stand and on underside of each caster, maker's mark SW (repeated on handle of stand, bezel of large caster top, and bezel of one small caster cover);date letter k; lion passant; (repeated on handle of stand, bezel of large caster top, and bezel of one small caster cover) leopard's head crowned;

Provenance

According to tradition, owned by Benjamin Faneuil (1702-1785), by descent to his great-grandson Dr. George Bethune who sold it at a family sale (about 1890), purchased by Dr. Faneuil D. Weisse, by descent to his son, Dr. Faneuil S. Weisse, Gift of Faneuil Suydam Weisse and Henry Bethune Weisse to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Faneuil Suydam Weisse and Henry Bethune Weiss, descendants of Benjamin Faneuil and his wife Mary Cutler

English (London), 1745–46

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.); W. 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.); D. 17 cm (6 11/16 in); Weight: 1,111.3 gm (35 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

38.1651.1-6a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, glass

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver