Salt

English (London)
1764–65
Marked by David Hennell I (born in 1712, free 1735–retired 1773, died in 1 died in 1785), Marked by Robert Hennell I (born in 1741, free 1763–died in 1 died in 1811)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.); Diam of rim: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); Weight: 82.2 gm (2 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

14.901a

Medium or Technique

Silver, glass

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Pair with 14.902a-b. The compressed circular salts, formed from sheet, rest on three cast legs, with shells at the top and an applied cast shell forming the foot. The salt has an applied, flutted rim. The two glass inserts, one original, with a star cut into the base, are chipped around the rim.

Inscription

Engraved on the side, C. L. Rogers.

Markings

On underside, maker's mark DH, an R above and an H below (Grimwade 472); lion passant; date letter I; leopard's head crowned.

Provenance

Gift of the Misses Catharine Langdon Rogers and Clara Bates Rogers to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 5, 1914)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Catherine Langdon Rogers and Clara BatesRogers