Trencher salt (one of a pair)

1715–25


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 112

Dimensions

Overall: 7cm (2 3/4in.) Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.) Troy weight: 3 troy ounces, 13 dwt

Accession Number

32.366b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Each trencher has a deep elliptical bowl with flat flange,the outer edge shaped to conform to octagonal sides; sides, seamed at end, have concave center section with molding above and splayed molding below; an added strengthening band forming edge. No center points.

Inscription

Engraved "TAH" on step of lower molding, with A superscript. On the base, other initials; wife's initials erased from one, husband's missing at small cut hole in other; together they would have been "ABS" with B in superscript, and solder over the A where a tiny hole was cut, well repaired at seam end of other.

Markings

Apparently unmarked.

Provenance

Original owners unknown; 1932, bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler (Accession Date September 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler