Patent Bell Caster

Cruet stand (part of a 10-piece set)

1851–71
Roswell Gleason and Sons (American, active 1851–1871), Roswell Gleason (American, 1799–1887)


Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Cruet stand: 33.7 x 17.8 cm (13 1/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

1989.678.1-6

Medium or Technique

Silver plate, glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Cruet set, including stand, three cruets, two castors, two spire stoppers, two pierced covers, and one cover with point. Pictured in R. Gleason & Sons, Dorchester Mass., 1866 [trade catalogue], Plate 9, No. 1828. Called a “Patent Bell Caster.”

Markings

Marked with Massachusetts State Seal (Gleason & Sons mark 1851-1871) on base. Incised on base "1828/3"

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund