Cruet Set

Cruet Set

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Description
Six-piece set consisting of a stand with central, ogival-arched handle on cyma-molded circular base that is fitted near its midshaft with a revolving frame of 5 large and 4 small rings that holds 5 matching, octagonal, clear, colorless glass bottles (2 cruets with faceted square stoppers, 1 caster with screw-on, perforated conical cap, and 2 mustard or condiment jars with hinged conical lids having utensil cutouts). All 5 bottles are mold-blown and wheel-engraved, the taller cruets and caster have faceted necks. Struck once on bottom underside of stand "I. TRASK" in raised serif letters in a rectangle. Bottles not marked.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
set, cruet
date made
1825 - 1856
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Beverly
place used
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
pewter (stand material)
silver plate (caps material)
glass (bottles; stoppers material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in; 24.13 cm x 16.51 cm x 17.145 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.74
catalog number
1986.0027.74
accession number
1986.0027
Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
subject
Food Culture
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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