Salver

English (London)
1736–37
Marked by Paul de Lamerie (Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

2.3 x 14.6 x 14.5 cm (7/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.) Weight: 297.7 gm (9 oz 11 dwt)

Accession Number

1988.283

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The square waiter rests on four scrolled feet and has a molded flared rim with shaped corners. The body and rim are engraved with strapwork, scrolls and flowers. The waiter is formed from sheet with an applied cast rim and cast feet.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on center of salver, the arms of a son of Sir Theodore Janssen (ca. 1658-1748), probably Stephen, (d. 1777) and his wife, Catherine, daughter of Col. Soulgere of Antigua (married before 1757). Engraved in four corners, the crest of Janssen.

Markings

On underside, leopard's head crowned; date letter a; maker's mark PL (Grimwade 2203); lion passant.

Provenance

Bequest of S. Sydney DeYoung to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 27, 1988)

Credit Line

Bequest of S. Sydney DeYoung