Mustard Pot

Modern, in the style of about 1780
Artist Unidentified artist, Formerly attributed to Myer Myers (American, about 1723–1795)


Object Place: New York, United States

Dimensions

7.6 x 9.2 x 9 cm (3 x 3 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.175

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

This is a mustard pot in the shape of a tankard with a replaced blue liner. The base is ornamented with a gadrooned border. The body is pierced with interlaced quatrafoil designs. The flattened scroll handle is topped by a fleur-de-lis thumbpiece. The lid is encircled by incised lines and is cut out for a mustard spoon.

Markings

Meyers in script within a conforming punch

Provenance

April 11, 1973, sold by Firestone and Parsons Jewelers, Boston to MFA.

Credit Line

Marion Davis Fund