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Standing salt

1690–1700
Jeremiah Dummer (American, 1645–1718 American)


Object Place, Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 20

Dimensions

Overall (h x w): 14 x 11.9 cm (5 1/2 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

32.371

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Spool shaped circular body, moulded midband; moulded octagonal base and top separated from spool by bands of reeding. Shallow circular receptacle for salt and four scrolled projections on top. Reeding at bottom.

Inscription

Engraved R Russell above reeding at bottom, Rebe on edge of top.

Markings

I.D fleur-de-lis below in heart in bowl and on side

Provenance

Early history unknown. 1932, bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler to MFA. (Accession date: Sept 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler