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The circular salver rests on four scrolled feet surmounded by the heads of a Chinese, an African, a Turk and a Hungarian. Between the heads, the rim is modeled with foliage: tea, sugar, cane, coffee and peppers. The heavy rim is cast in sections, and each head is inset. The center of the salver,...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on salver in a large radiating floral cartouche, the arms and crest of Norreys. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, 190=12

Marks

On underside, date letter i; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark NS (Grimwade 2102).

Provenance

Sold Christie's, London, June 26, 1956, lot 28; Lent by Mrs. S.J. Katz, the Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection, 1970, Gift of Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 14, 1975)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English (London), 1744–45

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.) Weight: 5,698.4 gm (183 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

1975.733

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver