Possibly by John Delmestre (apprenticed 1717)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.); Diameter of frame: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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The cruet stand rests on a cinquefoil base formed from sheet that stands on five claw-and-ball feet. Ten cut-glass bottles and casters, each with a silver cover, are contained in short cylinders of various sizes, pierced with trellis design and with gadrooned edges. The cylinders, formed from seamed, pierced sheet, are fitted with eyes that extend through the base and are secured with small hooks. From the center of the stand rises a baluster stem surmounted by a shaped handle. The handle has been torn and bent.
Engraved on bottle covers, Tarragon, Pepper, Elder, Soy, Cheroque, scratched on underside of base, 13090.
On underside of stand, maker's mark ID (Grimwade 3630)(repeated on each pierced cylindar); date letter E; lion passant (repeated on each pierced cylindar); leopard's head crowned.
Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)