Marked by David Willaume I (British, 1658–about 1741)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
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.
Medium or Technique
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
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.
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.
On underside, maker's mark WI (Grimwade 3192); Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on foot); date letter C (
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)
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)