Overall: 3 x 10 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 27.3 cm ) Silver Weight: 18 oz (troy) 16 dwt (585 g)
Wrought silver salver; flat, circular dish with a raised edge and gadrooned rim; on an applied, trumpet foot with a band of gadrooning above the base, an engraved band of semi-circles above the gadrooning and a ring of punched ovals and circles above the engraving; Schuyler family crest engraved in the center of the dish, shield with a clothed cubit arm issuing from the right, with a pointed index finger holding a falcon, shield surmounted by an armor helmet with a falcon seated atop, all surrounded by foliate scrolls; engraved on the underside of the dish, "S/ I * E" in block letters.
Gift of Mrs. Nathaniel McLean Sage
Inscription: engraved on the underside of the dish: "S/ I * E" in block letters Description: Initials relate to Johannes and Elizabewth Staats Wendel [?] Schuyler, who were married in 1695 and were the reported initial owners of the salver. handwritten: on tag glue to plaster in the base: "L de L. Foley" Engraving: engraved at center-front of face with cartouche of Schuyler family crest of arm holding standing falcon with tied ribbon at neck. Crest surrounded by shield and Baroque foliate mantling with ribbons and fruit or flowers below, and extends above crest surmounting shield of helmet in profile with same standing falcon with ribbon at neck on top. Description: Cartouche is very similar to that on Schuyler family teapot (1915.20)
Engraved with the Schuyler family coat of arms, apparently by the same person who executed the arms on the Schuyler teapot (1915.20). The initials of Johannes (1688-1747) and Elizabeth (Staats) Schuyler (1659-1737), who married in 1695, appear on its underside.
Hofer, Margaret K. "Seventeenth-and eighteenth-century family silver." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 156-160.
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