Waiter

Waiter
Waiter
Title
Waiter
Date 
1746-1755
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 18.4 cm ) Silver Weight: 11 oz (troy) 8 dwt (354 g)
Description 
Raised silver salver; flat, circular dish with applied, scrolled and scalloped lip and applied, cast scrolled and scalloped rim; three cast pad feet applied to the bottom; engraved "G" in bright-cut script in the center of the dish; engraved, "B/ S . R" in block letters on the base; engraved, "P G/ M I S/ C A S" in script on the base; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number 
1937.186
Marks 
engraved on the underside: "B/ S . R" in block letters engraved on the underside: "P G/ M I S/ C A S" in script engraved on face: "G" in bright-cut script stamped: on the base and top of one foot: "M M" in a rectangle in roman letters
Gallery Label 
This salver originally belonged to David Grim (1737-1826), a German immigrant and proprietor of the Hessians' Coffee House on William Street.
Provenance 
Original owners ("B / S * R") possibly from the family of Maria Elisabeth Böcking (1730-1779), first wife of David Grim (1737-1826); to their son Philip Grim (1766-1821), who married Elizabeth Daddy (ca. 1785-1859); to their daughter Maria Isabella Grim (1809-1890), who married George Stevens Schermerhorn (1807-1885); to their son Charles Augustus Schermerhorn (1839-1914), who married Louise Schermerhorn (1849-1924); to their daughter E. Constance Schermerhorn (Mrs. J. Harper Skillin, 1886-1981), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group