marked 1745–46, with later additions
Attributed to Paul de Lamerie (Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.) Weight: 343 gm (11 oz)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Each salt is in the form of a heavily cast and chased leopard’s paw emerging from a crenelated turret and surmounted by a raised hemispherical bowl.
ARMORIALS: engraved on side of each, the arms of Clyton impaling East for Sir Harold Clayton fourth Baronet of Marden Park Godstone, co Surrey, and Harleyford, co. Buckinghamshire, (1762-1834), and Mary, only daugther of Sir William East, Baronet of Hall Place, co Berkshire.
On side of each, maker's mark PL (Grimwade 2204); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter k
By descent to Sir Harold Dudley Clayton, tenth baronet of Marden. 1953, sold by S.J. Shrubsole. The Antique Procelain Co., Inc., New York and London; 1963, purchased by the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour