Cruet Stand

English (London)
1760–61
Possibly by John Delmestre (apprenticed 1717)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.); Diameter of frame: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.172.1-11a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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.

Inscription

Engraved on bottle covers, Tarragon, Pepper, Elder, Soy, Cheroque, scratched on underside of base, 13090.

Markings

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.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)