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Cruet holder or "magic caster"

1857–71

Roswell Gleason and Sons, American, active 1851–1871 Roswell Gleason, American, 1799–1887


Dimensions

55.88 x 22.22 x 22.22 cm (22 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.23

Medium or Technique

Silver plate, cut glass

On View

The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238A)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Marked "PATENTED DEC. 1 1857" in arch at top. Doors revolve open with a twist of the knob, revealing glass cruet bottles in interior compartments.

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund