Salver

Irish (Dublin)
about 1760
Possibly by William Homer


Object Place: Europe, Dublin, Ireland

Dimensions

H. 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.); Diam of rim: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.); Weight: 359 gm (11 0z 11 dwt)

Accession Number

RES.63.62

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The shaped circular salver is constructed from sheet with a raised rim and an applied cast gadrooned border. The salver rests on three hoof feet, each cast in two pieces. One foot has been repaired.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved in center of each, the arms of Dromore impaling Newcome, for the Most Rev. WIlliam Newcome DD, Archbishop of Armagh and Lord Primate of All Ireland, (1729-1800) who married first Maria, daughter of Sir Thomas D'Oyley Baronet, married second, Anna Maria daughter and co-heir of Edward Smyth Esq, of Callow Hill, co. Fermanagh.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, 24=7 pr.

Markings

On underside of each rim, Hibernia; maker's mark WH (Bernnett p. 179, no. 546); harp crowned.

Provenance

Gift of the Trustees of the Reservation, estate of Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1963)

Credit Line

Gift of the Trustees of Reservation—Estate of Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge