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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 cinque foil (Dennis, 30). Warden's Mark: 1746-1747: a crowned F (Dennis, 121) Charge Mark: 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 works: a small 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

1993.317.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver