Overall: 2 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 6.4 x 14.6 cm )
Wrought silver brazier (converted into a butter dish); circular, bowl-shaped body with the sides flared to an applied, scalloped reeded and shell motif rim; band of pierced work scrolls around the sides of the bowl; seated on three cast shell feet with shell and ball knees; engraved on the base, "P S/ 1761" in bright cut script; hole in the base to receive a screw that protrudes through the bottom of the inset; bowl-shaped insert with sides flared to the rim; applied, pierced cover with a circular hole in the center and applied, reeded rim; no maker's marks.
Bequest of Major Philip Schuyler
engraved: on the base: "P S/ 1761" in bright cut script
The inscriptions on this brazier were probably added later.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.