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Salt (one of a pair)

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The salt is a raised, flattened, shallow sphere with a circular opening that has an applied rim. The vessel is supported by three cast cabriole-style legs with triple pads at foot and knee.

Inscription

Engraved letters have been effaced.

Marks

"PR" in roman letters within a rectangle struck on bottom, above and below center point. Ada Mark * E8474

Provenance

Original owners unknown; inherited by the donor and made a gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Jane M. Pray in memory of her Grandparents James E. and Anna Haley Pray and her Parents Francis G. and Anna Aylward Pray

about 1760

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

3.8 x 7.3 cm (1 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1992.276

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware