Salver

English (London)
1718–19
Marked by David Willaume I (British, 1658–about 1741)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

Diam. salver 37.5 (14 3/4 in.); H. 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Diam. foot 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.); Weight 82 oz. 7 dwt.

Accession Number

40.545a

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The salver is circular with a heavy gadrooned edge. It is formed of sheet, with the rim, cast in sections, applied. Three cast shaped feet, a later addition, are riveted to the edge. The underside of the salver has a cut-card pattern radiating from a screw, which is used to join a gadrooned trumpet foot to the salver. The surface has been heavily buffed in the plain area around the engraving. Slight texture and color to the engraved area suggest that the salver might once have been gilt.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on center of salver, the arms of Bowes of Streatlam quartering Trayne, Delahay, Conyers, Aske or Blakiston.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, 84-13.

Markings

On underside, maker's mark WI (Grimwade 3192); Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on foot); date letter C (

Provenance

Purchased from Tiffany & Co., New York, by Theodora Wilbour, June 24, 1940. Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: October 10, 1940)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)