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The circular salver rests on a low trumpet-shaped foot. It has a chased molded rim, and the plain surface is decorated overall with flat-chased chinoiserie figures including men and women in exotic dress, foliage, and birds. Around the outer border are small clouds, behind one of which the sun...

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Armorials: Engraved on the tankard and salver, the arms and crest of Hoo, Staffordshire Inscriptions: Engraved on base of tankard and salver, My Mothers Gift to me Margaret Hoo


On cover of tankard, on body of tankard near handle, and on rim of salver, maker's mark SH conjoined in a circle (Jackson, 1921, p. 139; rev. ed. 1989, p. 137) (repeated on handle of tankard and on rim of salver); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter H


July 26, 1950, Mrs. N. d'Arcy, sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, lot 21 [Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Co., London], sold to the MFA for $2200. (Accession Date: September 18, 1950)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1685–86

Object Place

London, England


H. 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); W. 23 cm (9 1/16 in.); D. 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.); Weight 1,040.4 gm (33 oz 9 dwt)

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