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Salts (pair)

Object Number: 
1911.55a
Date: 
1748/49
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 in. × 3 in. (3.8 × 7.6 cm)
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
Description: 
One of a 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.
Gallery Label: 
This saltcellar probably came from the Rutgers family. Catherine De Peyster married Hendrick Rutgers in the 1740's.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group