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Caster

Object Number: 
1983.2ab
Date: 
ca. 1790-1800
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 15.6 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center of the body: "H" in bright cut script stamped: on base: "I * V" in a rectangle, "P" in roman letters in a rectangle; unidentifiable pseudohallmark
Description: 
Wrought silver caster; baluster-shaped body, with an inverted-pear shaped lower body; seated on a high, applied splayed foot with a reeded footring; plain, applied band around the contraflexure; applied, beaded band around the rim; high, domed cover with angled inscribed bands between bands of circular pierce-work; applied, molded flange around the bottom; applied stepped, circular disk with a cast urn finial applied to the top; engraved, "H" in bright-cut script on the center of the body; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group