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Trencher salt

One of a pair of cast trencher salts. Of oblong octagonal shape with concave sides between the molded base and rim, with an oval depression for salt.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EPB, a cinquefoil (Dennis, 30). Warden's Mark: incomplete, probably the mark for 1746-1747:a crowned F (Dennis, 121) Charge Mark: indistinct, but probably the mark for 1744-1750: a crowned A (Dennis, 30). Discharge Mark: for small work, 1744-1750: a salmon's head (Dennis, 30). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium sized work: asmall boar's head (Tardy, p. 173).

Provenance

Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. to the MFA.

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection

France (Paris), 1746–47

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.317.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver