Salts (pair)

Salts (pair)
Salts (pair)
Title
Salts (pair)
Date 
1748/49
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
each overall: 1 1/2 x 3 in. ( 3.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Pair of wrought silver salts; shallow, bowl-shaped bodies curved to applied, flared gadrooned lips; three cabriole legs applied to each with molded pad junctures and molded pad feet; engraved on the base of each, "R/ I * A" in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the bases.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Object Number 
1911.55ab
Marks 
engraved: on the base of each: "R/ I * A" in block letters stamped: on the base of each: a lion passant, a crowned leopard's head, "n" in a cartouche, "D. H" below a fleur-di-lis
Gallery Label 
This saltcellar probably came from the Rutgers family. Catherine De Peyster married Hendrick Rutgers in the 1740's.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group