Caster

Caster

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Description
Double-bellied, baluster or pear-shape caster on pedestal base with a high-domed, friction-fit, perforated cover topped by a compressed ball. Repoussé chased C scrolls and flowers encircle body, cover and circular, molded foot; triangular reserve on belly is engraved "SP" in conjoined foliate script. Underside of rounded bottom struck with two concentric circles at center, "W. G. & [S.]" in raised serif letters in a rectangle above, and combined maker-date mark of "[G] / & / S" in an oval over a circle over "1 / 5 2 / 8" in a diamond or lozenge below.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1852
place made
United States: New York, New York
Associated Place
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
DL.307672.0012
catalog number
307672.0012
accession number
307672
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wallace Dunn, Jr.
subject
Eating
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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