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Caster

Object Number: 
INV.14075
Date: 
1753/54
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the base: "S W" in script in a rectangle, a lion passant conforming, a crowned leopard's head in a cartouche, "J" in a cartouche
Description: 
Cast silver caster; baluster-shaped body on an applied, cast, stepped, splayed foot; applied, molded band at the contraflexure; molded band applied around the rim; engraved cartouche surrounded by foliate scrolls with an unidentified crest, three crowns in a vertical row on a blue (horizontal stripes) ground; circular, domed cover with a molded band around the edge and six bands of pierced work around the sides, alternating between a foliate design and circles in an inscribed grid; molded, domed disk surmounted by a cast urn finial applied to the top of the dome; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group