Condiment shaker

Object Number: 
1950.148ab
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center of the body: "B" in gothic script stamped: on the base: "CHS. W. KENNARD & Co." in a banner above, "BOSTON" in a rectangle above, "STERLING"
Description: 
Wrought silver condiment shaker; narrow, pear-shaped body on a gadrooned footring; applied, gadrooned band around the rim; center of the body engraved, "B" in gothic script; circular cover, flat at the edges, domed in the center with all over circular pierce-work; cast finial applied to the top; makers' marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This condiment shaker was a wedding gift to the donor's mother, Marie Antoinette Baker Davis, on the occassion of her marriage, October 17, 1871.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in Memory of his mother, Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group