Salt

English
marked 1745–46, with later additions
Attributed to Paul de Lamerie (Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.) Weight: 343 gm (11 oz)

Accession Number

63.485

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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.

Inscription

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.

Markings

On side of each, maker's mark PL (Grimwade 2204); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter k

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour