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Set of three casters

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Each caster has a pear-shaped body that rests on a cast foot with a gadrooned border. The body is formed from two raised parts, with two wires, a molded and a crimped, covering the join at the midsection. The lower part of the body is ornamented with an applied foliate cut-card pattern. The...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on front of each, the arms of Offley impaling Crewe for Anne, daughter and heri of John Crewe (d. 1684) of Crewe Hall, Cheshire, who married John Offley, Esq., of Madeley, co. Stafford. INSCRIPTIONS: (large caster)Scratched on underside of base, 18oz13. (small caster) Scratched on underside of base 9on8. (small caster) Scratched on underside of base, 9on.

Provenance

Lord and Lady Waltson. September 23, 1992, sold by How (of Edinbourgh), London, to the MFA.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1700

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Overall (1992.433.1a-b): 22 x 7.6 cm, 584 gm (8 11/16 x 3 in., 18 oz. 16 dw) Overall (1992.433.2a-b): 16.5 x 5.6 cm, 280 gm (6 1/2 x 2 3/16 in., 9 oz.) Overall (1992.433.3a-b): 16.3 x 5.5 cm, 283.5 gm (6 7/16 x 2 3/16 in., 9 oz. 2 dw)

Accession Number

1992.433.1-3a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver