each overall: 1 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 3.5 x 7 cm )
Silver Weight: a) 1 oz (troy) 7 dwt (42 g)
Silver Weight: b) 1 oz (tro
Pair of wrought silver salts; shallow, bowl-shaped bodies curved to applied, flared lips; three cabriole legs applied to each with molded pad junctures and molded pad feet; engraved on the base of each, "B/ I * I" in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the bases.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
engraved: on the base of each: "B/ I * I" in block letters
stamped: on the bases: "I * M" in a rectangle, a lion passant, leopard's head crowned in a shield, gothic "C" in a shield
James Beekman (1732-1807) and Jane Keteltas Beekman (1734-1817); to their son John Beekman (1768-1843), who married Mary Elizabeth Goad Bedlow (1771-1848); to their daughter Mary Beekman (1800-1885), who married William Axtell De Peyster (1793-1856); to their daughter Catharine Augusta De Peyster (1835-1911), the donor.
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