each overall: 1 3/4 x 3 in. ( 4.4 x 7.6 cm )
Pair of wrought silver salts; shallow, bowl-shaped bodies curved to applied, flared gadrooned lips; three cabriole legs applied to each with trefoil junctures and molded pad feet; engraved on the side of each, "H. C. D. P." in script; De Peyster family crest engraved on the side of each, an armed dexter arm holding a spear or arrow in fess; maker's marks stamped on the bases.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
engraved: on the side of each: "H. C. D. P." in script
engraved: on the side of each: De Peyster family crest, an armed dexter arm holding a spear or arrow in fess
stamped: on the base: "D. H" below a fluer-di-lis in gothic crpt, a lion passant, a crowned leopard's head in a shield, "f" in a cartouche
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