$10 Museum Admission

As part of our Summer of Hamilton celebration, enjoy $10 Museum Admission now until Labor Day. Offer good for in-person ticket purchases, not available online. This offer may not be combined with other discounts.

Mustard pot

Object Number: 
1951.299
Date: 
1810/11
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. ( 8.3 x 8.9 x 9.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: front center: a demi-lion rampant on fess over the initials, "S W F" in script stamped: on the base: lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a crowned leopard's head in a shield, "S * H" or "H * S" in a rectangle, "P" in a chamfered rectangle,
Description: 
Wrought silver George III mustard pot; oval, boat shaped body with a concave shoulder and an applied, gadrooned rim; seated on four hollow cast ball feet; hinged, ovoid stepped and domed lid with an indentation for the stem of a mustard spoon at the front center; applied, cast urn finial in the center of the dome; molded hinge-plate attached to a squared loop handle which tapers to the base; engraved on the front center with a demi-lion rampant on fess over the initials, "S W F" in script; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
The engraved initials probably refer to Samuel Wharton Fisher (1764-1817) of Philadelphia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group