Kitchen Pepper

Pair of Dredgers

English (London)
1729–30
Marked by Augustine Courtauld (1686–1751)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 9.1 cm x W. 6 cm x D. 4.8 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in.); Weight: 121.9 gm (3 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

33.132

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Each octagonal tapering body rests on molded stepped foot. The paneled sides of the caster are formed from heavy seamed sheet, joined to the cast lower section with horizontal seam. The flat base is inset. The octagonal cover rises to a faceted dome, pierced with a fleur-de-lys and surmounted by a small baluster finial. It is formed from sheet, with applied wire at the lower and upper sections. The dome is formed from sheet and is set onto the faceted lower section. It has an applied wire at its rim; the lower section of the cover continues the tapering of the panels of the body. The scrolled handle is formed of molded wire.

Inscription

Engraved on each, *C* / G*M; scratched on base: 10566, 1730, No.1

Markings

On underside of each, maker's mark CO (Grimwade 385)(repeated on front panel of cover); lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter O

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)