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Pair of Trencher Salts

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The oval bowl of each salt rests on a plain oval spreading foot. The bowl is raised and inset into the base, which is fabricated in two sections, seamed vertically.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the side of each, the crest of Moore, of Ireland.

Marks

On underside of each, leopard's head crowned; date letter S; lion passant; maker's mark IS (Grimwade 1643)

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: January 8, 1942)

Credit Line

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

English (London), 1733–34

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 3.2 cm x W. 8.3 x D. 6.6 cm (1 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.); 42.12a, Weight: 70.9 gm (2oz 6 dwt); 42.12 b, Weight: 73.7 gm (2 oz 7 dwt)

Accession Number

42.12a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver