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Trencher salt (one of a pair)

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Each trencher has a deep elliptical bowl with flat flange,the outer edge shaped to conform to octagonal sides; sides, seamed at end, have concave center section with molding above and splayed molding below; an added strengthening band forming edge. No center point.

Inscription

Engraved "TAH" on step of lower molding, with A superscript. On the base, other initials; wife's initials erased from one, husband's missing at small cut hole in other; together they would have been "ABS" with B in superscript, and solder over the A where a tiny hole was cut, well repaired at seam end of other.

Provenance

Original owners unknown; 1932, bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler (Accession Date September 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

1715–25

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 112

Dimensions

6.98 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

32.366a

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware