Salver

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Description
Flat circular tray on three hoof feet having a raised and shaped edge of six scrolled brackets separated by single reeds and a conforming, applied cast rim punctuated by twelve equidistant shells at outer edge. Engraved at center inside well with an impaled coat of arms encircled by symmetrical scrollwork. Well underside struck with four hallmarks, placed side-by-side but facing opposite directions: the raised roman letter "b" in five-pointed shield; a footed and handled vessel between the script initials "IT" in rounded square; crowned leopard's head in five-pointed shield; and left-facing lion passant in rounded rectangle; scratched "17=13 (dwt?)" near edge opposite hallmarks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1737
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
place owned; place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 16.8275 cm
ID Number
DL.307672.0013
catalog number
307672.0013
accession number
307672
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wallace Dunn, Jr.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History