Salt (one of a pair)

about 1760
Silas Merriman (1734–1805)


Object Place: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 484

Dimensions

3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

32.390b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Pair of salts with convex sides, applied borders with incised lines to simulate gadrooning, almost flat bottoms, three molded pad joinings and feet on each; no center points. Engraved on sides with short bands with pendent flowers flankingm respectively, a seated hare and, twice, a girl’s face. Engraving very worn.

Markings

Marked S [pellet] M in a rectangle on bottom of each.

Provenance

Original owner unknown.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler